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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.
R. J. Lawrence, L. C. Chhabildas
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 3 | October 2007 | Pages 494-498
Technical Paper | The Technology of Fusion Energy - Inertial Fusion Technology: Targets and Chambers | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1537
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Fully understanding and controlling the strong shocks generated in an IFE environment is a complex issue that will require detailed simulations using multi-dimensional radiation-transport hydrocodes. However, simple one-dimensional numerical and analytical models can be used to set limits on the problem. One-dimensional shock propagation and attenuation in water is first examined as a surrogate for the first-wall working fluid, FLIBE; the effects of geometry, equation of state, and loading parameters are considered. Next, using the available properties of FLIBE, the energy deposition from a representative x-ray load is calculated, and is then used to develop an approximate scaling relation for the peak instantaneous pressure in the material. Finally, the energy-deposition results are used to estimate the blow-off impulse, which will drive the structural response of the containment.