Day: April 11, 2017

Nuclear fuel rods

Nuclear fuel rods

Nuclear fuel rods

04/11/17

“What holds nuclear fuel during fission?”

 

It is a well-known fact that nuclear reactors obtain their energy from fissionable materials. However, how exactly is this material fed to create nuclear energy? Well, let’s take use our engineering mindsets to find out. Upon inspection, we can observe that nuclear fuel takes the shape of cylindrical objects known as pellets, which are encased in solid nuclear fuel rods. These nuclear fuel rods are then grouped together in assemblies, and in turn form the bulk of nuclear power generation