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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.
T. A. Heltemes, G. A. Moses
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 4 | November 2007 | Pages 796-800
Technical Paper | Nuclear Analysis and Experiments | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1588
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The BUCKY 1-D simulation code was used to simulate the hydrodynamic compression and thermonuclear ignition of a DT filled capsule that mimics the specifications set forth by the Fusion Test Facility (FTF) working group. This paper focuses on two key aspects of the ongoing hydrodynamics simulation work being performed at the University of Wisconsin.The first set of simulations was performed to obtain a baseline result for comparison. This baseline utilized the High Average Power Laser (HAPL) target ion and X-ray threat spectra scaled down from 365 MJ to 29.75 MJ. The second set of simulations was a target simulation initiated from conditions that were expected to be found at the point of ignition of the FTF DT target.The results of these simulations allowed for the creation of time-dependent X-ray and ion threat spectra, which will be used in future chamber simulations in support of the FTF design effort to assess the thermal response of test modules located within the facility.