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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
A. Choux, L. Jeannot, F. Gillot, F. Sandras, M. Martin, C. Gauvin, G. Pascal, E. Busvelle, J. P. Gauthier, P. Baclet
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 4 | May 2007 | Pages 727-736
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1470
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The measurements of the solid DT layer, in terms of thickness and roughness, in the LMJ geometry (i.e. in a hohlraum) are not trivial. The DT layer measurements will be done using a Matsukov-Cassegrain telescope placed 39 cm away from the target. This telescope will be used to acquire shadowgraphy images on equators, and interferometric measurements on pole areas using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Optical coherence tomography allows determining the DT layer thickness on a few points, in the polar regions of the target. By scanning around the poles, several points can be acquired in order to calculate the roughness and the local shape of the DT layer at the pole. Both techniques were demonstrated on a 175 m thick microshell with a 100 m thick D2 layer. A reconstruction algorithm was designed to give the whole shape of the DT layer from the partial data given by shadowgraphy and OCT. A 3D spatial estimation of the DT layer can be obtained. The algorithm efficiency was improved, with the use of 360 points on shadowgraphic image and 11 points on each pole. An estimation of the spatial DT layer shape was given on the first 90 longitudinal modes and on the first 5 equatorial modes.