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Title: COAXIAL CONTROL ROD DRIVE MECHANISM FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS

Abstract

A drive mechanism is presented for the control rod or a nuclear reactor. In this device the control rod is coupled to a drive shaft which extends coaxially through the rotor of an electric motor for relative rotation with respect thereto. A gear reduction mehanism is coupled between the rotor and the drive shaft to convert the rotary motion of the motor into linear motion of the shaft with a comparatively great reduction in speed, thereby providing relatively glow linear movement of the shaft and control rod for control purposes.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4243148
Patent Number(s):
2881619
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16H - GEARING
NSA Number:
NSA-13-015752
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTORS; CONTROL ELEMENTS; ELECTRICITY; MACHINE PARTS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; MOTION; MOTORS; PLANNING; RODS; ROTATION; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Fox, R J, and Oakes, L C. COAXIAL CONTROL ROD DRIVE MECHANISM FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Fox, R J, & Oakes, L C. COAXIAL CONTROL ROD DRIVE MECHANISM FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS. United States.
Fox, R J, and Oakes, L C. Tue . "COAXIAL CONTROL ROD DRIVE MECHANISM FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS". United States.
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title = {COAXIAL CONTROL ROD DRIVE MECHANISM FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS},
author = {Fox, R J and Oakes, L C},
abstractNote = {A drive mechanism is presented for the control rod or a nuclear reactor. In this device the control rod is coupled to a drive shaft which extends coaxially through the rotor of an electric motor for relative rotation with respect thereto. A gear reduction mehanism is coupled between the rotor and the drive shaft to convert the rotary motion of the motor into linear motion of the shaft with a comparatively great reduction in speed, thereby providing relatively glow linear movement of the shaft and control rod for control purposes.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {4}
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