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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.
R. S. Keshavamurthy, R. S. Geetha
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 162 | Number 2 | June 2009 | Pages 192-199
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE162-192
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Steffensen's inequality is used to obtain new properties of nuclear Doppler broadening functions. We apply the inequality on subinterval integrals of these functions to obtain bounds that provide new approximations for the Doppler broadening functions. The Taylor series is used to further simplify the analytic approximations for the bounds to sums of terms of elementary transcendental functions. The approximations for bounds are able to reproduce the functions with any desired decimal place accuracy. The average of the lower and upper bounds provide better approximations to achieve the same level of decimal place accuracy and are much more efficient computationally. The method is capable of computing the functions to arbitrary accuracy as the inequality essentially gives the bounds of the functions.