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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.
L. Serio, Cryogenics Team
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 2 | August 2009 | Pages 672-675
ITER | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8986
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ITER cryogenic system is in its final design phase to be constructed at Cadarache, South of France. It shall use the most advanced cryogenic technologies developed for accelerators projects adapted and optimized to fulfil the requirements and constraints of a large fusion installation.A refrigeration capacity equivalent to 65 kW at 4.5 K is planned for the cooling of superconducting magnets, their HTS current leads and small users. It also includes the cooldown of the cryogenic pumps and their re-cooling after regeneration. A 1300 kW nitrogen plant provides cooling power for the thermal shields. The key design requirement is the capability to cope with large pulsed heat loads deposited in the magnets due to magnetic field variations and neutron production from the fusion reaction.The cryogenic distribution system is based on the design of a complex and compact transfer line system and several cryogenic distribution and feed boxes.After recalling the basic features we shall present the status of the design and the main magnet interfaces and key design requirements.