Water Remaining, ECCS Bypass, Hearings, &etc: The Paper Flowed like a River

by Dan Hughes

The Water Remaining matter precipitated a ginormous upheaval in the nascent nuclear power industry in the USA in the early 1970s. More nearly accurately, the paucity of remaining water did that.

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Action Item

Rich Hentzen, Senior Chair, The Idaho Falls Organizing Committee (IFOC), of The Loosely Organized Gathering 2017, called a meeting of The Committee in Idaho Falls, Monday June 26, 2017.

Action Item: Send biographical summary of your Camp NRTS, and beyond, life for posting at campnrts.blog. Include photograph if you are so inclined. To start the photo action, here’s mine

Rich sends in the following summary of the discussions.

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Power-to-Volume Scaling: A World Standard set by Camp NRTS

by Dan Hughes

As is the case of a large number of other matters, designing and developing scaled experiments of complex engineered equipment for inherently complex, transient fluid flow, heat transfer, hydrodynamics, and thermodynamics has been somewhat contentious. My experience has been that there are no aspects whatsoever of transient, compressible, boiling and flashing two-phase flows that are not contentious. Spirited discussions about every aspect continue to this day.

I’m going to try to present a very short description of the focus on scaling that was underway at Camp NRTS in the 1970s. I think my brief review into the literature shows how important the Camp NRTS work has been in experimental investigations of reactor safety all round the world. No math will be involved.

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RELAPSE-1 Theory and User Manual

by Ken Moore and Dan Hughes

A previous post introduced the RELAPSE-1 computer program. At that time we indicated that getting the report uploaded was on our To Do lists.

Update June 27, 2017: The missing last pages are here.

Update June 22, 2017: The last two pages are missing, one of which has the References: the RELAP2 manual can be used to see these. We’re working on getting the missing pages posted.]

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