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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.
Hiroyuki Nakaharai, Satoshi Takami, Takehiko Yokomine, Shinji Ebara, Akihiko Shimizu
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 52 | Number 4 | November 2007 | Pages 855-859
Technical Paper | First Wall, Blanket, and Shield | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST07-A1599
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An effective heat transfer enhancement scheme is required to compensate for the decrease in heat transfer due to MHD effects in FLiBe based blanket design of fusion reactor. In present study, a twisted tape is selected as a potential candidate for a turbulence promoter, and a thermohydraulic behavior of turbulent flow of an electrically conducting fluid in a non-conducting pipe with twisted tape insertion under a transverse magnetic field is investigated. As a result, significant decrease of heat transfer performance is not observed compared with the same flow without the tape insertion because the heat transfer is dominated by the strong helical flow which is not suppressed by the magnetic field.