control rod


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 thrusts.

Mechanics glossary. 2013.

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  • 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 — noun a rod of a neutron absorbing substance used to vary the output power of a nuclear reactor …   English new terms dictionary

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