Reactor Theory (Nuclear Parameters)
Without references, DESCRIBE how control rods affect the reactor core.
DESCRIBE the difference between a "grey" neutron absorbing material and a "black"
neutron absorbing material.
EXPLAIN why a "grey" neutron absorbing material may be preferable to a "black"
neutron absorbing material for use in control rods.
EXPLAIN why resonance absorbers are sometimes preferred over thermal absorbers as
a control rod material.
DEFINE the following terms:
Integral control rod worth
Differential control rod worth
DESCRIBE the shape of a typical differential control rod worth curve and explain the
reason for the shape.
DESCRIBE the shape of a typical integral control rod worth curve and explain the reason
for the shape.
Given an integral or differential control rod worth curve, CALCULATE the reactivity
change due to a control rod movement between two positions.
Given differential control rod worth data, PLOT differential and integral control rod