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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.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 289-294
Fusion Materials | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8916
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Within the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) Long Term Programme activities on Material Research, several versions of EUROFER ODS (Oxide-Dispersion Strengthened) have been produced and characterized. The most promising ones to date are the so-called "2nd generation" ODS (HIPped, hot rolled and thermomechanically treated) and the "EU batch" (produced by Plansee in the form of hot rolled plates and extruded bars). These two materials have been mechanically characterized in the unirradiated condition at SCKCEN in collaboration with other European institutes by means of tensile, impact and fracture toughness tests. The same characterization has been performed at SCKCEN on the two materials after low dose irradiation at 300°C in the BR2 test reactor (1.5-1.7 dpa). The results are compared with available data from early versions of EUROFER ODS and conventional (i.e. non-ODS) EUROFER, unirradiated and irradiated under similar conditions. It is confirmed that even the most advanced ODS steels show higher tensile strength than the base material, but also significantly worse fracture toughness properties. On the other hand, the "EU batch" irradiated to 1.52 dpa shows comparatively limited irradiation sensitivity.