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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.
Takanori Hirose, Hiroyasu Tanigawa, Mikio Enoeda, Masato Akiba
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 4 | November 2007 | Pages 839-843
Technical Paper | First Wall, Blanket, and Shield | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1596
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A detailed study was conducted on the first wall fabrication process using the reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel that will be used to fabricate ITER test blanket modules. The effects of the tube-drawing process on microstructural and mechanical properties of F82H is one of the most important issues for fabrication of the module. Square tubes with [hollow square]11 mm × 1.5T (thickness) mm × 3500L (length) mm have been developed by a cold-rolling method. This tube is long enough to fabricate the first wall without any joint in the cooling path. Its surface roughness (Rz) and outer curvature are less than 1 m and 1.4 mm, respectively. Dimensions were accurate enough to reduce the assembly gap for a Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) joint. Although the rolling process introduced an elongated microstructure containing dense precipitates, this anisotropic microstructure was successfully recovered by heat treatments corresponding to that used in the HIP process. This work demonstrated that the drawing process could be applicable to a fabrication process for the breeding-blanket component.