Liquid-Hydrogen Explosions in Closed Vessels

  • D. L. Ward
  • D. G. Pearee
  • D. J. Merrett
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 9)

Abstract

Liquid-hydrogen/solid-air explosions have been carried out In a closed volume to assess the possible hazards of an explosion In an in-pile nuclear experiment. At A.E.R.E. Harwell there are a number of current and prospective nuclear-physics experiments that use chambers adjacent to the reactor core, filled with liquid hydrogen in order to moderate the reactor neutron flux and produce collimated beams of low-energy neutrons. These moderator chambers are generally surrounded by a vacuum tube of up to 7 ft in length and 4 to 12 in. in diameter.

Keywords

Time Curf Glass Vessel Liquid Hydrogen Containment Vessel Gaseous Explosion 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. L. Ward
    • 1
  • D. G. Pearee
    • 1
  • D. J. Merrett
    • 1
  1. 1.Atomic Energy Research EstablishmentHarwell Didcot, Berks.England

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