Accession Number : AD0437994

Title :   MEASUREMENTS OF THE EFFECTS OF COMPARTMENTALIZATION ON THE GAMMA-RAY AND NEUTRON DOSE RATE IN THE RADIATION FIELD OF A REACTOR,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Thompson,W. E. ; Engesser,F. C.

Report Date : 17 FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Data illustrating the effects of various components of a simply compartmented structure on the dose-rate field near a reactor were gathered at the Tower Shielding Facility (TSF) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and are presented in forms allowing convenient comparisons between gamma-ray and neutron dose rates for given configurations. These effects were found to be nearly equivalent to the additive effects of the sides of the compartment considered separately, thus adding credence to the assumption that each slab contributes to the total dose rate independently. By weighting these contributions according to solid angle, a method is worked out which consistently predicts the dose rate for any configurations not involving double transmission. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR REACTORS, DOSE RATE), (*DOSE RATE, REACTOR HAZARDS), NEUTRON FLUX, RADIATION HAZARDS, SHIELDING, REACTOR SAFETY SYSTEMS, GAMMA RAYS, REACTOR SHIELDING MATERIALS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE