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Title: Studies of uranium-sodium suspensions, Part 2 - hydrodynamic, metallurgical and mechanical effects: general conclusions.
Authors: Bett, FL
Hilditch, RJ
Mepham, RG
Gillespie, PA
Keywords: Uranium
Sodium
Mechanical Properties
Hydrodynamics
Metallurgy
Issue Date: Aug-1961
Publisher: Australian Atomic Energy Commission
Citation: Bett, F. L., Hilditch, R. J., Mepham, R. G., Gillepsie, P. A. & Australian Atomic Energy Commission. Research Establishment. (1961). Studies of uranium-sodium suspensions Part 2, hydrodynamic, metallurgical and mechanical effects, general suspensions, (AAEC/E70). Lucas Heights, N.S.W.: Research Establishment, Australian Atomic Energy Commission.
Abstract: Hydrodynamic behaviour of a 0.76 atomic per cent, uranium in sodium suspension has been explored for velocities up to 8.3 ft/sec, and temperatures up to 625°C. The influence of velocity and temperature on suspension behaviour is described. Mechanical and metallurgical effects associated with circulation of the suspension in an austenitic stainless steel loop in contact with beryllium are listed. The behaviour of the suspension is explained in terms of hindered settling theory. A reactor loop metal illustration possible use of the uranium-sodium suspension as a reactor fuel/coolant is presented and recommendations for further work are given.
Gov't Doc #: 323
URI: http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/174
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