Accession Number : AD0763484

Title :   Mutual Shielding of Occupants in Residential Home Basements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 72-May 73,

Corporate Author : MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS GROUP INC ELMSFORD N Y

Personal Author(s) : Cohen,Martin O. ; Beer,Mendel

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The mutual shielding effects of occupants in a typical residential home against fallout radiation were calculated using the SAM-CE three-dimensional Monte Carlo code. Absorbed dose in the gut area of the human body were determined under conditions of different density (space-per-person), number of occupants, Position (standing, sitting, or prone) and physical location within the basement. Contributions from fallout on the roof and the ground were considered separately. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, SHELTERS), (*FALLOUT, SHIELDING), MONTE CARLO METHOD, RADIATION HAZARDS, DOSE RATE, SHIELDING, BUILDINGS, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Civil Defense
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE