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Minimum Volume of a Hom., Bare Cylindrical Reactor

  1. Mar 13, 2010 #1
    Just trying to do a problem to find the minimum volume for a homogeneous, bare cylindrical reactor, and my main question is if the radial and axial bucklings are equal to one another at min. V or if there is some other condition that would be helpful. Thanks.
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  3. Mar 14, 2010 #2


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    Is there a constraint on geometry, e.g., height H = diameter D = 2R?

    What does one know about the relationship between k and k, and between Bz and Br?

    V = πR2H
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  4. Mar 14, 2010 #3
    There is not a constraint on the geometry. The volume is supposed to be a function of material buckling.

    One doesn't know anything about k-eff or k-inf, but I am thinking we might know the relationship between Bz and Br. I'm just trying to figure out if my assumption that Vmin occurs when (Bz)^2 = (Br)^2 =((Bm)^2)/2 is a reasonable one. I haven't been able to find anything regarding the relationship in the text though.
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