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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.
Geraldine Moll, Michel Martin, Philippe Baclet
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 51 | Number 4 | May 2007 | Pages 737-746
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST51-737
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In this paper, we report the results of thermal simulations made for the cryogenic target of Laser MegaJoule (LMJ). Thermal simulations are done with FLUENT for a new 3-D model which takes in account the fill tubes of the hohlraum and the membranes geometry inside the hohlraum. Firstly, a 1-D simple analytical model was developed in order to help us to limit the number of simulations and time calculations. Then, with the 3-D model, we have studied the effect of external radiation when shield is disconnected from the cryostat and we have determined the maximal height of shield removal before the shot. Finally, we have studied the sensitivity of the target to thermal contact resistances.