Massoud T. Simnad Papers, 1960-2002 (MSS 0577)

Extent: 8 Linear feet (20 archive boxes and 2 oversize folders)

Papers of Massoud T. Simnad (1921-2002), an engineer in nuclear energy and UCSD adjunct professor of materials science and engineering. The collection documents Simnad's work in the field of nuclear reactor technologies and superconductivity and contains files related to his research, consulting, journal articles, grant proposals, and conference papers.

Massoud T. Simnad was born in Iran in 1921 and grew up in Istanbul. At the age of 15, he left Istanbul for London where he studied mining engineering at London University's Imperial College of Science and Technology. He earned his B.S. in 1942 and his Ph.D in 1946 at Cambridge University specializing in materials science. After graduation he accepted a guest fellowship at the Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. From 1949, Simnad lived in the U.S. and served as an educator, technical adviser, and consultant to various academic institutions and scientific corporations. For over thirty years, he worked as senior technical advisor on materials and fuels for nuclear energy and fusion research programs at General Atomics and as an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at UCSD.

During his career, Simnad wrote three books, published more than 135 scientific articles, and was issued more than 15 patents, including two involving nuclear fuel. He also lectured worldwide and was an authority on the application of materials in the aerospace industry. Simnad was very instrumental in setting up nuclear reactors for General Atomics and in converting nuclear reactors from military to civilian use.

Simnad supported international initiatives leading to scientific exchange in developing civilian applications of nuclear reactors. In April 1977, he helped to organize the first international conference on the transfer of nuclear energy in Shiraz, Iran. In 1994, Simnad was instrumental in arranging a meeting in Vienna for the Federation of American Scientists with the Atomic Energy Commission of Iran. Later in 1999, he participated in a scientific delegation sent by the U.S. for the Congress of Non-Renewable Energy Sources in Tehran, which happened the first time since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Simnad was honored in 1993 with the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Materials Science and Technology Division of the American Nuclear Society for his contributions to materials science and technology for nuclear energy. In 1995, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which is one of the highest honors in his specialty.

Massoud Simnad died in 2002.

The papers of Massoud Simnad (1921-2002), an internationally recognized expert in nuclear energy and UCSD adjunct professor, document his work in nuclear reactor technologies and superconductivity. Files related to his research and consulting work comprise materials pertaining to committee work, correspondence, grant proposals, writings, and subject files. Also included are biographical materials that contain his curriculum vitae and resume, list of publications and patents, photographs, and awards.



The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series comprises materials documenting Simnad's recognition with American Nuclear Society Outstanding Achievement Award (1993) and American Nuclear Society Sidney Leadership Award (2002), Simnad's election to the National Academy of Engineering (1995), and his participation in conferences. Also included are his curriculum vitae, resume, supplemental biographical forms, and list of patents. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.


The COMMITTEES series documents his involvement in advisory committee work on nuclear reactor technologies and UCSD's Materials Science Program. The series contains program descriptions, agendas, memos, notes, minutes, and correspondence. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order by name of the committee.


The CORRESPONDENCE series documents Simnad's communications with his colleagues in the field of nuclear reactor technologies and superconductivity, as well as his teaching at UCSD. The series is arranged in two subseries: A) General, and B) Alphabetical. The General correspondence subseries follows chronological order. The Alphabetical correspondence subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by name of the correspondent and then in chronological order on folder level.


The CONSULTING MATERIALS series documents Simnad's consulting work and comprises correspondence, reports, and reference materials. The series is arranged in alphabetical order by company name for which Simnad provided his services.


The GRANT PROPOSALS series documents Simand's research which was supported by grant funding. The series is arranged in alphabetical order by title of the grant proposal. Files contain drafts of grant proposals and correspondence.


The WRITINGS series comprises reprints of his published chapters in books, articles, and conference presentations as well as notes on various topics. The series is arranged in two subseries: A) Books, Articles, and Conference Presentations and B) Notes.


The SUBJECT FILES series contains correspondence, reports, papers, notes, and reference materials primarily related to various aspects of nuclear reactor technologies. The files are arranged in four subseries: A) General, B) Fusion related materials, C) ITER related materials, and D) TRIGA related materials.

Container List


Box 1 Folder 1 Oversize FB42008
American Nuclear Society Outstanding Achievement Award, 1993
Box 1 Folder 2
American Nuclear Society - San Diego Section - Sidney Langer Leadership Award - Award plaque, September 18, 2002
Box 1 Folder 3
Biographical information
Box 1 Folder 4
Conference participation - Programs, 1991 - 1993
Box 1 Folder 5
Family photographs
Box 1 Folder 6
List of patents
Box 1 Folder 7
National Academy of Engineering - Simnad's election, 1995

Contains a copy of UCSD Engineering, Spring 1995, with a short note celebrating Simnad's election to the National Academy of Engineering.


Box 1 Folder 8
Advisory Meeting on Partitioning and Transmutation of Actinides and Selected Fission Products from HLW, 1991
Box 1 Folder 9
Air Force - Advanced Fuel Evaluation Panel, 1992 - 1993
Box 1 Folder 10
Get-Away Special Experiments of San Diego - Steering Meeting, 1989
Box 1 Folder 11
National Center for Electron Microscopy - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory - HVEM Steering Committee Meetings, 1979 - 1984
Box 1 Folder 12
UCSD - Materials Science Program - Committee, 1986 - 1988



Box 1 Folder 13
Box 1 Folder 14
Box 2 Folder 1
Box 2 Folder 2


Box 2 Folder 3
American Nuclear Society, 1980 - 1995
Box 2 Folder 4
Congress of the United States, 1980
Box 2 Folder 5
Electrochemical Society, 1991 - 1993
Box 2 Folder 6
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1992 - 1994
Box 2 Folder 7
Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1981
Box 2 Folder 8
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980 - 1994
Box 2 Folder 9
NASA, 1973 - 1986
Box 2 Folder 10
Nuclear Technology, 1992 - 2001
Box 2 Folder 11
Office of Naval Research, 1986
Box 2 Folder 12
Rhodes, Richard, 1997
Box 2 Folder 13
San Diego Gas and Electric Company, 1993


Box 2 Folder 14
1982 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 15
1991 - 1993
Box 2 Folder 16
Box 2 Folder 17
1995 - 2001
Box 3 Folder 1
Box 3 Folder 2
University of Virginia, 1981
Box 3 Folder 3
Whittaker, March 1982


General Atomics

Box 3 Folder 4
Correspondence - Various subjects, 1960 - 1994
Box 3 Folder 5
Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Coated Particle Fuels for AGGRs in a Once-Through Fuel Cycle, 2001
Box 3 Folder 6
Strength and Deformation of Cladding and Structures, 1976
Box 3 Folder 7
Guidant Corporation, 1996 - 1998
Box 3 Folder 8
Leading Edge Engineering, 1994 - 1995
Box 3 Folder 9
Omitron, 1992 - 1993
Box 3 Folder 10
Omitron/Neo Cardia, 1993 - 1995
Box 3 Folder 11-12
TSI Research - SBIR Project on Fusion Reactor Blankets for Radioisotope Production and Actinide Transmutation, 1991 - 1994
Box 4 Folder 1
VariSource, 1995
Box 4 Folder 2
XERAD, 1993


Box 4 Folder 3
Advanced NaS Pulse Power Battery System, 1986
Box 4 Folder 4
ARO Proposal, April 1986
Box 4 Folder 5
Basic Research Relating to Oxidation, Vapor Nucleation and Surface Diffusion of Metals and Alloys, March 1955
Box 4 Folder 6
Corrosion-Fatigue Equipment Grant, 1987 - 1989

Ductile High-Temperature Superconducting Alloys

Box 4 Folder 7
Correspondence, 1987 - 1994
Box 4 Folder 8
Proposals, 1993 - 1994
Box 4 Folder 9
Correspondence with C. Seaman, M.B. Maple, and E. Early, 1987 - 1993
Box 4 Folder 10
Internal and Layered Oxidation, Ductility, and Hydrogen Embrittlement, 1994 - 1995
Box 4 Folder 11
Materials for Fusion Reactors: SiC-Fiber/Vanadium-Matrix Composites, 1994
Box 4 Folder 12
NASA - Microgravity Fundamental Science, 1991 - 1992
Box 4 Folder 13
NASA Proposal on University Space Engineering Research Centers, 1987
Box 4 Folder 14
Preparation of Alloy Precursors in Space for High Tc Superconductors, 1995
Box 4 Folder 15
Radioisotopes Production and Actinide Waste Transmutation in Small Fusion Reactors, 1992
Box 4 Folder 16
Research Relating to Irradiation Effects on Surface Reactions of Metals, 1957
Box 4 Folder 17
SBIA/DoE Proposal with Quantum Magnetics, 1993
Box 4 Folder 18
Studies of Corrosion-Fatigue and Effects of Acid Rain on the Fatigue Properties of Metals and Alloys, 1984
Box 5 Folder 1
Studies of the Kinetics and Mechanism of Reduction of Single and Metal Alloy Oxides, 1985 - 1986
Box 5 Folder 2
Studies of Structural Degradation Associated with the Interfaces in Fiber-Resin Composites Exposed to Seawater, 1988
Box 5 Folder 3
Superconducting Thin Films Fabrication Technique, 1990
Box 5 Folder 4
Surface Analysis Instrumentation for Catalysis, Semiconductor, and Metallurgical Kinetics Research
Box 5 Folder 5
Tailored Oxidation for Optimal Properties and Hydrogen Embrittlement, 1995
Box 5 Folder 6
University of California, Multicampus Proposal to Establish a U.S. Army Center of Excellence on Advanced..., 1986 - 1996
Box 5 Folder 7
UCSD - Proposal for a Materials Research Group in Composite Materials Interface Science
Box 5 Folder 8
UCSD - Superconducting Materials Research, 1989
Box 5 Folder 9
U.S. Army Research Office Workshop on Dynamic Formation and Fracture, Leesburg, Virginia, 1986


Books, Articles, and Conference Presentations

Box 5 Folder 10
List of publications
Box 5 Folder 11
Alloy Precursors: A Novel Processing Technique, 1991
Box 5 Folder 12
Analysis of the Factors Contributing to the One Trillion Dollars Wasted on Nuclear Power, 1989
Box 5 Folder 13
Analytical Electron Microscopy of a Ag-Y-Ba-Cu Superconductor Precursor Material, 1993
Box 5 Folder 14
Clean Energy for Europe in Transition: Summary of the Third MIEC Conference Paris, France, 1992
Box 5 Folder 15
Coal Gasification: Direct Applications and Syntheses of Chemicals and Fuels, 1987
Box 5 Folder 16
Contributions to Fuel Rod Process Development Studies for the Fort St. Vrain HTGR, 1972
Box 5 Folder 17
Drop-Fusion Method for Producing Spherical Fuel Particles for HTGR and UHTREX Fuel Elements, 1970
Box 5 Folder 18
Early History of High-Temperature Helium Gas-Cooled Nuclear Power Reactors, 1991
Box 5 Folder 19
Effect of Stress and Deformation on Electrod Potential, Polarization Rate of Corrosion
Box 5 Folder 20
Fabrication of High-Tc Superconducting Oxides by Oxidation of Ductile Alloy Precursors, 1989
Box 5 Folder 21
Final Qualifications Testing Results for TRIGA Low-Enriched Uranium Fuel, 1987
Box 5 Folder 22
Fission Reactor Fuels and Materials
Box 5 Folder 23
Gas Turbine-Modular Helium Reactor, a Green Power Generation Technology in Concert with Goals..., 1995
Box 6 Folder 1
Has the Nuclear Power Industry Risen and Fallen or Will It Rise Again?, 1996
Box 6 Folder 2
Inorganic Reactors and Methods, 1997
Box 6 Folder 3
Low-Activation Fusion Blanket with SiC Structure and Pb-Li Breeder, 1993
Box 6 Folder 4
Materials for Nuclear Fission Power Reactor Technology, 1976
Box 6 Folder 5
Materials for Nuclear Process Heat Applications, 1974
Box 6 Folder 6
Materials for Passively Safe Reactors, 1993
Box 6 Folder 7
Materials in the Radiation Environment of Fusion Reactors, 1993
Box 6 Folder 8
Mechano Nuclear Theory of "Cold Fusion" in Palladium Cathodes: Phenomenology of Excess Energy Generation ..., 1989
Box 6 Folder 9
Modular HTGR: Its Possible Role In the Use of Safe and Benign Nuclear Power, 1991
Box 6 Folder 10
Nuclear Reactor Materials and Fuels, 1992
Box 6 Folder 11
Overview of Fast Breeder Reactors, 1988
Box 6 Folder 12
Past Experience, Current Status, and Potential of TRISO-type High Temperature Fuel for Space Exploration..., 1992
Box 6 Folder 13
Perspective on Research Reactors and Their Fuel Elements, 1981
Box 6 Folder 14
Preparation and Properties of High-Tc Superconducting Oxide-Silver Composites by Oxidation of a Ductile..., 1988
Box 6 Folder 15
Preparation of BiSrCaCuO-Ag Composite Thin Films on Ag Substrates by Cathodic Arc Deposition of an Alloy..., 1994
Box 6 Folder 16
Properties of Alloy Precursors and the Resulting Superconducting YBaCuO-8-Ag Composites
Box 6 Folder 17
Public Education and Acceptance of Nuclear Power, 1977
Box 6 Folder 18
Radiation Effects on Corrosion, 1964
Box 7 Folder 1
Review of Fuel Element Developments for Water Cooled Nuclear Power Reactors, 1989
Box 7 Folder 2
Review of HTGR Graphite Development Experience in Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Applications, 1991
Box 7 Folder 3
Versatility of HTGR TRISO Fuel Technology, 1992
Box 7 Folder 4
Visit to the Kurchatov Institute, 1989


Box 7 Folder 5
Composite Talk - Includes transparencies, 1985
Box 7 Folder 6
Discussions on Cold Fusion with Dr. Akito Takahasti at Texas A & M University, 1992

April 20. Contains typescript.

Box 7 Folder 7
Energy Talk

Contains hand-written notes.

Box 7 Folder 8
Energy for Developing World - International Trends

Contains notes and transparencies.

Box 7 Folder 9
Fusion Materials Meeting - General Atomics, 1995

Contains hand-written notes and printed slides.

Box 7 Folder 10
Hf - Oxidation

Contains notes and correspondence with W.W. Smeltzer.

Box 7 Folder 11
Nickel and zinc

Contains hand-written notes.

Box 7 Folder 12
Notebook, 1976
Box 7 Folder 13
Nuclear Fuel Cycle - University of Oklahoma, undated

Contains hand-written notes.

Box 7 Folder 14
Preliminary List of Research and Development Topics

Contains typescript and notes.

Box 7 Folder 15
Power Plants

Contains notes and transparencies.

Box 7 Folder 16
Proposal Topics

Contains notes.

Box 7 Folder 17
Speakers for Seminars in M&M Engineering, 1994

Contains notes.

Box 7 Folder 18
Studies of the Mechanics and Kinetics of Oxidation and Hydrating of Vanadium Alloys and Fe-Cr-Ni Alloys

Contains notes of the talk.

Box 7 Folder 19
Superconducting Materials for Energy Applications

Contains hand-written notes.

Box 7 Folder 20
Superconductor data

Contains typescript.

Box 7 Folder 21
Superconductor data

Contains notes and negatives.

Box 7 Folder 22
Trip Report to Como, Italy and Zürich, 1991

Contains typescript and a photocopy of a newspaper report about the attended conference (in Italian).

Box 7 Folder 23
Undated various hand-written notes



Box 8 Folder 1
American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Advances in Composite Materials Technology - Seminar, 1985

May 11. Contains related seminar materials.

Box 8 Folder 2
Blanket for a Fusion Reactor, 1992

Meeting notes and presentation outlines.

Box 8 Folder 3
Capper Pass & Son, 1992

Contains a letter, articles, and a pamphlet.

Box 8 Folder 4

Contains photocopies of articles and reports discussing Chernobyl's tragedy.

Box 8 Folder 5
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - U.S. House of Representatives - Subcommittee on Energy, 1993

May 5. Hearing on Fusion Energy. Contains meeting materials.

Box 8 Folder 6
Composition of "UCO" Fuel Kernels for MHTGRs, 1992

Contains correspondence,

Box 8 Folder 7
Congressional Support of GT-MHR Programs, 1993 - 1995

Contains correspondence, memos, and photocopies of newspaper clippings.

Box 8 Folder 8
Corrosion of Reactor Materials

Contains notes and reference materials.

Box 8 Folder 9
Department of Defense Basic Research Program, 1982 - 1987

Contains correspondence, notes and brochures.

Box 9 Folder 1

Contains correspondence with enclosures.

Box 9 Folder 2

Contains typescripts of articles submitted for publication.

Box 9 Folder 3
EPRI Workshop on High Temperature Superconductivity Research, 1991

Contains workshop materials.

Box 9 Folder 4
Fuel Cells

Contains notes and reference materials.

Box 9 Folder 5
Gas-Cooled Nuclear Reactor Structural Materials

Contains reports.

Box 10 Folder 1
Gas Turbine-Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR)

Contains papers.

Box 10 Folder 2
Gas Turbine-Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR)

Contains conceptual design description report.

Box 10 Folder 3
Gas Turbine-Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR)

Contains technical and economical study report and technical description.

Box 10 Folder 4
Gas Turbine-Modular Helium Reactor (GT-MHR)

Contains correspondence, reference articles, and visuals.

Box 10 Folder 5
General Atomics - F.H. Lofftus - Progress report, 1964

Contains progress report from the investigation of the feasibility of fabricating impervious metal and metal oxide tubes by spray-coat techniques.

Box 10 Folder 6
General Atomics - History

Contains history related materials.

Box 10 Folder 7

Contains reports, correspondence, and reference articles.

Box 10 Folder 8
Graphite Rod, Resistance Heated 3000 C - Experiment data and photographs
Box 10 Folder 9
Hard Ceramic Insulation Properties Data - SEGA corporation, 1990 - 1991

Contains notes, project requirements, report, and reference articles.

Box 11 Folder 1
International Working Group on Gas Cooled Reactors - Status of National Gas Cooled Programmes - Papers

Contains photocopies and typescripts of papers adressing gas cooled reactors programs and issues in different countries.

Box 11 Folder 2
Investigation of Failed Nitinol Brachytherapy Wire, 1993

Contains technical report.

Box 11 Folder 3
Iran Conference on Transfer of Nuclear Technology Persepolis, 1977

April 10-14. Contains conference materials.

Box 11 Folder 4
Materials Science Ph.D. Program, 1987

Contains a letter, proposal, and notes.

Box 11 Folder 5
Modular High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (MHTGCR)

Contains reference articles and visuals.

Box 12 Folder 1
Modular High Temperature Helium Gas-Cooled Reactor - Fuel

Contains internal correspondence, reports, and articles.

Box 12 Folder 2
Modular High Temperature Helium Gas-Cooled Reactor - Fuel

Contains internal correspondence, reports, and articles.

Box 12 Folder 3
Modular High Temperature Helium Gas-Cooled Reactor - Fuel Compacts - Testing

Contains internal correspondence, reports, data, and reference materials.

Box 12 Folder 4
Modular High Temperature Helium Gas-Cooled Reactor - Fuel Particles

Contains internal correspondence, photocopies of Simnad's notes, reports, and reference materials.

Box 12 Folder 5
Modular High Temperature Helium Gas-Cooled Reactor - International Workshop Proceedings, 1991

Contains a letter and proceedings.

Box 12 Folder 6
Modular High Temperature Helium Gas-Cooled Reactor - Plutonium Burner Issues, 1992 - 1993

Contains internal correspondence and reference materials.

Box 13 Folder 1
Molecular Science Research Center

Contains brochure and a letter.

Box 13 Folder 2
NASA's High Temperature Engine Materials Technology Program (HITEMP)

Contains pamphlet and presentation slides.

Box 13 Folder 3
National Science Foundation Design and Manufacturing Grantees Conference, 1995

January 4-6. Contains conference materials.

Box 13 Folder 4
Nuclear Energy in Space

Contains reference materials.

Box 13 Folder 5
Nuclear Engineering and Design

Contains reference materials.

Box 13 Folder 6
Nuclear Power Plant

Contains reference materials.

Box 13 Folder 7
Nuclear Power Plant

Contains assessment report.

Box 14 Folder 1
Plutonium Disposition Study - U.S. Department of Energy, 1993

Contains typescripts of technical review committee report.

Box 14 Folder 2
Polimer Fibers

Contains photocopies of reference materials.

Box 14 Folder 3
Reactor Technology

Contains articles, correspondence, and reports.

Box 14 Folder 4
Reactor Technology - Fuel

Contains reports, memorandum, and internal correspondence.

Box 14 Folder 5
Reactor Technology - Fuel

Contains internal correspondence, reference articles, and reports.

Box 15 Folder 1
Removal of Tritium and Hydrogen from Helium Coolant in HTGR's

Contains notes and reference materials.

Box 15 Folder 2
Rickover, H.G., Vice Admiral - Papers

Contains photocopies of his papers.

Box 15 Folder 3
Russian HTGR Fuel Papers and Reports from the Trip to Russia, 1991 - 1993

Contains typescripts.

Box 15 Folder 4
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)

Contains reference materials.

Box 15 Folder 5
Seminars in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 1993

Contains correspondence and seminar flyers.

Box 15 Folder 6
Space Nuclear Power Systems

Contains reports and reference articles.

Box 15 Folder 7
Stress Corrosion

Contains reports and reference articles.

Box 16 Folder 1
Stress Corrosion

Contains reports and reference articles.

Box 16 Folder 2
Touche Ross & Co

Contains correspondence, notes, and pamphlets.

Box 16 Folder 3
Three Mill Island Reactor Vessel - Open Ferum

Contains paper abstracts.

Box 16 Folder 4
Transmutation of Nuclear Waste in Small Driven Fusion Reactors - Meeting, 1993

December 16-17. Contains presentation slides and abstracts.

Box 16 Folder 5
TSI Research - Trip report, 1991

Contains report from a visit to joint research center of the commission of the European communities, ISPRA establishment, Italy.

Box 16 Folder 6
Tuskegee University/New Mexico - DoE Minority Alliance Program

Contains program description.

Box 16 Folder 7
UCSD Er(2)O(3)/Graphite Compatibility Experiments, 1993 - 1994

Contains reports, correspondence, and data.

Box 16 Folder 8
UCSD - Materials Science Program

Contains memos and internal correspondence.

Box 16 Folder 9
University Research Initiative (URI)

Contains notes and a photocopy of description of URI.

Box 16 Folder 10
Zabroski, Edwin L., 1996 - 1997

Contains his paper "Changing Goals and Options for Fast Reactor Designs in the USA" and correspondence.

Fusion related materials

Box 16 Folder 11
Fusion Energy Advisory Committee

Contains correspondence and meeting materials.

Box 16 Folder 12
Fusion Reactor Blanket, 1992

Contains correspondence and reference articles.

Box 17 Folder 1
Lectures - Fusion

Contains notes and transparencies.

Box 17 Folder 2
Lectures - Fusion Materials - UCSD, 1993

June. Contains notes and transparencies.

Box 17 Folder 3
Lectures - Fusion Power Production with Tokamaks - By Charlie Baker, 1996

Contains lecture slides.

Box 17 Folder 4
Lectures - Plasma-Sputtered Mo Impurity Transport In Pisces-B Mod - By Robert Boivin, 1995

November 3. Contains lecture slides.

Box 17 Folder 5
Lectures - Plasma-Walls Interactions in Magnetic Fusion Reactors - By Yoshi Hirooka, 1998

Contains lecture slides.

Box 17 Folder 6
Pamphlets - Fusion

Contains pamphlets.

ITER related materials

Box 17 Folder 7
ITER Think Tank

Contains agenda.

Box 17 Folder 8
Box 17 Folder 9
Perspectives on Nuclear Fusion - By P.H. Rebut, 1993

Contains typescripts.

Box 17 Folder 10
Proposal to Site ITER Phase II in the U.S., 1990

February 26. Contains typescript.

Box 17 Folder 11
Report, 1991

November 29. Excerpts from the report of ITER assessment.

Box 17 Folder 12
U.S. ITER NEWS, 1993 - 1996

TRIGA related materials

Box 17 Folder 13
Conclusions Reached from Hot Cell Examination of TRIGA-Flip Fuel, 1986 - 1987

Contains notes, typescripts, photographs, transparencies, and photocopies.

Box 17 Folder 14
Conference - 7th Biennial U.S. TRIGA Users Conference

Contains papers and abstracts.

Box 18 Folder 1
Conference - 12th European TRIGA Users Conference, 1992

Contains papers and abstracts.

Box 18 Folder 2
Conference - 14th U.S. TRIGA Users Conference, 1994

April 5-8. Contains conference proceedings.

Box 18 Folder 3
Conference - 14th U.S. TRIGA Users Conference, 1994

April 5-8. Contains final program and summary papers.

Box 18 Folder 4
Correspondence, 1957 - 1998

Contains letters to Simnad, internal correspondence, memos, and reports concerned with TRIGA.

Box 18 Folder 5
Fuel Cluster Rod Illustrations
Box 18 Folder 6
Fuel Cycle Coast

Contains hand-written notes, reference materials, and correspondence regarding fuel cycle coast estimates.

Box 18 Folder 7
Fuel Pins - Data from Romania, 1992 - 1993

Contains correspondence with enclosures.

Box 19 Folder 1
Fuel Pins - Data from Romania, 1992

Contains notes from trip to Romania and reference articles.

Box 19 Folder 2
Interpretation of Damage to the Flip Fuel during Operation of the NSCR at Texas A & M University

Report by Simnad and G.B. West. Contains typescript with photographs.

Box 19 Folder 3
Manual - Critical Facility Handbook, 1957

July 15.

Box 19 Folder 4
Newspaper articles, 1958
Box 19 Folder 5
Notes - History of Military Reactors

Contains notes and transparencies.

Box 19 Folder 6
Box 19 Folder 7
Photograph - Failed Rod

Contains notes and photographs.

Box 19 Folder 8
Photograph - Fractured Area

Contains notes and photographs.

Box 19 Folder 9
Photograph - Fuel
Box 19 Folder 10 Oversize FB42009
Photograph - TRIGA Reactor


Box 19 Folder 11
Plutonium Dihydride
Box 19 Folder 12
Proposal for the Study of a Nuclear Power Plant for Unattended Operation, 1966

April 8. Contains photocopy.

Box 19 Folder 13
Reactor Power

Contains internal memo.

Box 19 Folder 14
Report - Calculation of Upper Bound Temperatures in TRIGA Fuel Elements during a Flash, 1960

December 8. By D.W. Ver Plank and G.B. West.

Box 19 Folder 15
Report - Characteristics of Large Reactivity Insertions in a High Performance U-ZrH Core, 1965

April 12. By C.O. Coffer, J.B. Dee, J.R. Shoptaugh, Jr., G.B. West, and W.L. Whittemore.

Box 19 Folder 16
Report - Dosimetry Measurements in the TRIGA Mark F Reactor for General Atomic/Bethesda

Photocopy of the report.

Box 19 Folder 17
Report - Flash Operation of the Research Reactor, 1957

January 4. By A.W. McReynolds.

Box 19 Folder 18
Report - Flip Tests: An Experimental Program to Determine Operating Characteristics of a New TRIGA Fuel, 1970

August 11. By J.R. Shoptaugh and J.H. Flint.

Box 19 Folder 19
Report - Hazards Report for Torrey Pines TRIGA Reactor, 1959

May 27.

Box 19 Folder 20
Report - Korean TRIGA Cladding, Failure Analysis

Contains memo with summary of the investigation.

Box 20 Folder 1
Report - Pulse Heating Test of TRIGA Fuel
Box 20 Folder 2
Report - Results of In-Core Tests on TRIGA-Leu Fuel Elements in the Mark F Reactor, 1979

October 17. By W.L. Wittemore.

Box 20 Folder 3
Report - Temperature Rise of High Uranium Phase Regions during TRIGA Pulses, 1960

January 26. By E. Creutz.

Box 20 Folder 4
Report - Typical Experiments for TRIGA, 1958

February 24.

Box 20 Folder 5
Report - Uses of TRIGA Research Reactors for Engineering Research, Testing, and Training, 1970

July. By G.T. Schnurer, A.T. McMain, and P.U. Fischer.

Box 20 Folder 6
Romanian TRIGA Project, 1992

Contains correspondence.

Box 20 Folder 7
Summary of Technical Offering, 1986
Box 20 Folder 8
Zirconium Hydrite (ZrH) Equil - Pressure Experiments
Box 20 Folder 9
Zirconium Hydrite (ZrH) - Reference materials