control rod

noun a rod of a neutron-absorbing substance used to vary the output power of a nuclear reactor.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • control rod — n. an adjustable rod or bar containing a neutron absorbing material or, in a fast reactor, fuel used to regulate the fission chain reaction inside a nuclear reactor core …   English World dictionary

  • Control rod — PWR control rod assembly, above fuel element A control rod is a rod made of chemical elements capable of absorbing many neutrons without fissioning themselves. They are used in nuclear reactors to control the rate of fission of uranium and… …   Wikipedia

  • control rod — valdymo strypas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. control rod vok. Steuerstab, m rus. управляющий стержень, m pranc. barre de commande, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • control rod — valdymo strypas statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Paslanki reaktoriaus dalis (strypas, vamzdelis, plokštė ir pan.), keičianti reaktyvumą ir valdanti reaktoriaus galią. atitikmenys: angl. control rod vok. Kommandostab, m; Kontrollstab, m;… …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • control rod — /kənˈtroʊl rɒd/ (say kuhn trohl rod) noun 1. Physics a rod or tube of neutron absorbing material that can be moved in and out of a nuclear reactor to control the rate of reaction. 2. Radio the electrode in a radio valve, lying between the cathode …   Australian English dictionary

  • control rod — noun a steel or aluminum rod that can be moved up or down to control the rate of the nuclear reaction • Hypernyms: ↑rod • Part Holonyms: ↑nuclear reactor, ↑reactor …   Useful english dictionary

  • control rod — A push pull rod for actuating controls from the cockpit. Control rods are used in manually operated flight control systems …   Aviation dictionary

  • control rod — n. steel or aluminum rod used to control the rate of the nuclear reaction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • control rod — a neutron absorbing material, as boron or cadmium, in the shape of a rod or other configuration, that can be moved into or out of the core of a nuclear reactor to regulate the rate of fission. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • control rod — devices, usually in the form of rods or bars, attached to the expansion joint assembly whose primary function is to distribute movement between the two bellows of a universal expansion joint. Control rods are not designed to restrain pressure… …   Mechanics glossary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.