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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.
G. Kamberov, L. Popova, P. Marinov, V. Hristov
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 47 | Number 3 | April 2005 | Pages 801-805
Technical Paper | Fusion Energy - Plasma Engineering, Heating, Current Drive, and Control | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A785
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JET and TCV data for the correlations between ELM frequency and plasma characteristics are analyzed in the framework of classical Fokker-Planck approach. A general formula is obeyed in wide range of ELM sizes with varying coefficients corresponding to the main engineering parameters. The values of the coefficients differ from those in the solution of Fokker-Planck equation for diffusion revealing the impact of non-diffusive transport. Preliminary estimations for the impact of plasma recycling and impurities on the quasi equilibrium state of pedestal plasma during ELM discharges are made. They will be verified with PIC simulation of the transport of plasma in the SOL and its interactions with the plates of the divertor.