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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.
Myunghwa Shim, Hongsuk Chung, Hiroshi Yoshida, Haksoo Jin, Min Ho Chang, Sei-Hun Yun, Seungyon Cho
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 2 | August 2009 | Pages 856-860
Tritium Breeding | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-13
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We are developing an innovative ZrCo hydride bed design, which is characterized by a large cylindrical filter, very thin cylindrical metal hydride powder packed layer, and large relative heating area per unit weight of ZrCo powder for ITER fuel cycle application. To validate this design concept, two ZrCo bed models each loaded with 127 g of ZrCo were tested by using H2 gas. In the first model, ZrCo powder was packed into the 3 mm gap between the filter cylinder and the vessel, and mold heater elements were attached to the outer surface of the vessel. The second model consisted of a layer of ZrCo powder packing (7 mm thickness), coiled cable heaters attached independently to the outer surface of the primary vessel and the inner surface of the filter cylinder. This paper presents detailed design features of the ZrCo bed models, and test results of the beds performances, i.e., temperature transient of the ZrCo packed bed during fast heating, hydriding rate up to 90-99% recovery, and 90-98% delivery fraction.