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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.
Y. T. Lee, A. Q. L. Nguyen, H. Huang, K. A. Moreno, K. C. Chen, C. Chen, M. A. Johnson, J. D. Hughes, R. C. Montesanti, D. W. Phillion
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 55 | Number 4 | May 2009 | Pages 405-410
Technical Paper | Eighteenth Target Fabrication Specialists' Meeting | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-28
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A phase-shifting diffraction interferometer provides full surface mapping of National Ignition Facility (NIF) ablator capsules for surface finish and isolated defects. To integrate this new instrument into the NIF metrology work flow, the measurement must be both quick and accurate. In this work, we developed automated processing algorithms to streamline a large number of manual steps. This enables the process time to be reduced from 1½ days to 2 h per shell, thus meeting the NIF throughput requirement of 20 capsules/week. We also developed methods to quantitatively report the isolated defects and surface roughness in formats that can be benchmarked against the NIF specifications.