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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.
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Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 221-226
Tritium, Safety, and Environment | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8906
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In the frame of the activities of the EU Breeder Blanket Programme and of the Test Blanket Working Group of ITER, the Helium Cooled Pebble Bed Test Blanket Module (HCPB-TBM) is developed to investigate DEMO relevant concepts for blanket modules. The main functions of a blanket module (heat removal, tritium breeding and sensitive components shielding) will be tested in DEMO relevant conditions during four different test campaigns in ITER. One TBM of the HCPB concept will be installed into the vacuum vessel connected to one equatorial port designed for vertical TBM orientation during each of the four test campaigns. This paper describes the FZK activities in order to verify the design of the HCPB TBM with regard to operational conditions in ITER and to prove the feasibility of the manufacturing techniques proposed.As the studies performed in FZK up to 2006 concerned a horizontal orientation of the HCPB, a review of the design was necessary to match with the new ITER specifications. Even if the general architecture of the horizontal TBM is maintained, nevertheless the change of configuration has significant impact on the design of the TBM sub-components. An overview of the new vertical HCPB design is presented, detailing the strategy adopted to assess the design and the thermal and fluid dynamic analyses performed for the TBM First Wall.In parallel to the TBM design and analysis, a large mock-up programme addresses the main issues of manufacturing and performances for single components and systems. The three medium-size mock-ups foreseen in FZK to validate the fabrication and mounting processes are presented detailing their purposes.