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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.
Qiyang Hu, Shahram Sharafat, Nasr M. Ghoniem
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 3 | October 2007 | Pages 574-578
Technical Paper | The Technology of Fusion Energy - High Heat Flux Components | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1550
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During Helium implantation or generation in finite geometries, space dependent parameters and features affect Helium transport through the material. Conventional kinetic rate-theory models assume strictly homogeneous field parameters and as such can not directly resolve space dependent phenomena of helium transport. The current work outlines a new approach to simulate space-dependent helium transport during irradiation in finite geometries. The model and the numerical code, called HEROS, are described and applied to simulate typical IFE relevant helium implantation conditions. A case study using the HAPL IFE reactor design is used to demonstrate the capabilities of the HEROS code. It is shown that the HEROS code is capable of simulating very complex transient and space dependent Helium transport in finite geometries, including the simultaneous transient production of defects and space- and time-dependent temperature and temperature gradients. Space dependent nucleation and growth of helium bubbles during implantation are modeled along with the impact of biased migration and coalescence of Helium bubbles.