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Title: CRUCIFORM CONTROL ROD JOINT

Abstract

An invention is described which relates to nuclear reactor control rod components and more particularly to a joint between cruciform control rod members and cruciform control rod follower members. In one embodiment this invention provides interfitting crossed arms at adjacent ends of a control rod and its follower in abutting relation. This holds the members against relative opposite longitudinal movement while a compression member keys the arms against relative opposite rotation around a common axis. Means are also provided for centering the control rod and its follower on a common axis and for selectively releasing the control rod from its follower for the insertion of a replacement of the control rod and reuse of the follower. (AEC)

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4811311
Patent Number(s):
US 3048532
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-026574
NSA Number:
NSA-16-026574
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; CONTROL ELEMENTS; JOINTS; MOTION; PATENT; REACTORS

Citation Formats

Thorp, A.G. II. CRUCIFORM CONTROL ROD JOINT. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Thorp, A.G. II. CRUCIFORM CONTROL ROD JOINT. United States.
Thorp, A.G. II. Wed . "CRUCIFORM CONTROL ROD JOINT". United States.
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abstractNote = {An invention is described which relates to nuclear reactor control rod components and more particularly to a joint between cruciform control rod members and cruciform control rod follower members. In one embodiment this invention provides interfitting crossed arms at adjacent ends of a control rod and its follower in abutting relation. This holds the members against relative opposite longitudinal movement while a compression member keys the arms against relative opposite rotation around a common axis. Means are also provided for centering the control rod and its follower on a common axis and for selectively releasing the control rod from its follower for the insertion of a replacement of the control rod and reuse of the follower. (AEC)},
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year = {Wed Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1962},
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