Accession Number : AD0682541
Title : AN EMPIRICAL FORMULA FOR CONCRETE SLAB PENETRATION BY PLANE PARALLEL GAMMA-RAY BEAMS.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. on Nuclear Radiation Shielding Studies,
Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA
Personal Author(s) : Thayer,G. R. ; Roussin,R. W. ; Chilton,A. B.
Report Date : JAN 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 102
Abstract : An empirical formula is developed which gives the directional distribution of exposure, due to scattered radiation, emerging from a concrete slab for a plane parallel photon beam striking it. The coefficients of the terms in the formula are determined by a least-square-fitting procedure to Monte Carlo results of Berger and Morris. A detailed comparison of integrated results of this formulation and the original data is reported. Computer programs, with illustrative sample problems, are also reported. (Author)
Descriptors : (*CONCRETE, SHIELDING), (*GAMMA RAYS, *SHIELDING), SCATTERING, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, MONTE CARLO METHOD, PHOTONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PENETRATION, FLOW CHARTING
Subject Categories : Nuclear Radiation Shield, Protection & Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE