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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.
V. E. Moiseenko
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 47 | Number 1 | January 2005 | Pages 116-119
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A620
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The problem of numerically solving of time-harmonic Maxwell's equations in plasma is addressed. The boundary problems for two representations of them: in terms of electric field and in terms of potentials are discussed.The reason for that the discretized Maxwell's equations in terms of electric field could be numerically unstable is explained. The measures to avoid the instabilities are briefly addressed.The problems arising from the stiffness of Maxwell's equations in plasma are analyzed. In this respect an advantage of recently proposed weighted residuals scheme with uniform trial functions before standard numerically stable Galerkin scheme is emphasizedAmong methods of solving the system of linear algebraic equations that is the result of discretization the particular attention is paid to usage of modern iterative schemes.A tree-dimensional numerical model based on iterative approach for magnetized plasma is presented.