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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.
Jun-Ho Yeom et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 2 | August 2009 | Pages 945-948
Power Plants, Demo, and Next Steps | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A9032
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System analysis has been carried out for a finding of key design parameters of future DEMO. The tokamak plasma parameters, which determine plant core performance and engineering requirements are searched. In this analysis, the plasma configuration based on ITER along with several physical and engineering constraints, such as plasma shape and plasma current, are given as an input. With this given constraints, parameters such as major radius, normalized plasma beta, toroidal magnetic field are investigated to look for a design of DEMO plant. These analysis results also would be used as a guideline for the possible design of the magnet and blanket.