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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.
N. Hara, S. Nogami, T. Nagasaka, A. Hasegawa, H. Tanigawa, T. Muroga
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 318-322
Fusion Materials | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8921
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Dissimilar metal electron beam welding with reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel, F82H IEA heat, and SUS316L austenitic stainless steel was studied. Mechanical property evaluation at room temperature by bend test, tensile test, Vickers hardness measurement and charpy impact test, and evaluation of irradiation hardening by proton irradiation at 300°C up to 0.5 dpa were carried out. The mechanical properties of the dissimilar weld were improved by the optimization of the electron beam position in the welding (shifted 0.2 mm on 316L side) and the post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) (750°C x 1 hour). The improvement of the mechanical properties might be due to the fact that the weld metal consisted of the austenitic phase. Smaller irradiation hardening than 316L was observed in the weld metal of the F82H/316L dissimilar weld after PWHT at 750°C for 1 hour, where the electron beam was shifted 0.2 mm on 316L side, though the formation of voids and dislocation loops occurred in the grain matrix of the weld metal.