This homework is a direct result of work
in class. Give me a writeup with a clear description
including all steps and equations of how you obtained:

- An estimate of rod pitch;

- The fraction of geometric area available for fluid flow parallel to the fuel rods, based on pitch;.
- Compare your calculated pitch to a typical rod pitch for PWR
cores (obtained from a text book or FSAR) ;

- Use results from 1 or 3 to estimate the actual
diameter of the region occupied by the core (all fuel rods);

- The core power predicted by power.exe
to heat the liquid 50K;

- The temperature increase across the core predicted by TRACE when the above (5) power is used; and
- A plot of hot leg temperature vs. time to be certain that your
calculation was close to steady state.

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