My third year of Mechanical Engineering is finally over!
So why am I still cooped up in an office staring at a computer screen?
It’s because I’ve started my new job! I am currently working on (*takes a deep breathe*) ‘The Implementation of Multiphase flow in a software for the calculation of steady heat transfer in In-Pile section (1D Flow)‘. It’s about Reactor fuel rods and cooling channels. So far the project itself is going quite nicely. I know where I’m headed which is always a good thing. It’s very very strange, but for my project I need to determine flow patterns. Ok, that’s not the strange bit, but to complete this task I need to use the Hewitt Chart. That’s Professor Hewitt from Imperial College London! I’m sure incidents like this occur to our students on a daily basis, but for me, a mere little 19 year old, this is extremely exciting (yes, we established the fact that I am a nerd in the first blog post). It’s wonderful to experience first hand the impact Imperial College and its research has on current scientific and engineering challenges. Plus, Prof Hewitt is a really nice guy – he has given me a few lectures before. And I’m using the stuff he created, and that he taught us. This is truly something special. (And gosh, I feel terrible referring to his awesome research as ‘stuff’.)
Here are some pictures I snapped of the place I’m working at. It’s a very peaceful, serene area. But a lot of places around Belgium are like this
If you are interested in Nuclear Engineering and would like to do an internship here let me know!