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  • Main Title Improved approximate formulas for flux from cylindrical and rectangular sources


  • Author: Wallace, O.J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Bokharee, S.A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Bettis Atomic Power Lab., West Mifflin, PA (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1993-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This report provides two new approximate formulas for the flux at detector points outside the radial and axial extensions of a homogeneous cylindrical source and improved approximate formulas for the flux at points opposite rectangular surface sources. These formulas extend the range of geometries for which analytic approximations may be used by shield design engineers to make rapid scoping studies and check more extensive calculations for reasonableness. These formulas can be used to support skeptical, independent evaluations and are also valuable teaching tools for introducing shield designers to complex shield analyses.
  • Physical Description: Medium: P; Size: Pages: (66 p)


  • Keyword: Radiation Flux
  • Keyword: Modifications
  • STI Subject Categories: 99 General And Miscellaneous//Mathematics, Computing, And Information Science
  • Keyword: Dose Rates
  • Keyword: Shielding
  • STI Subject Categories: 990200 -- Mathematics & Computers
  • Keyword: Rectangular Configuration
  • Keyword: Radiation Sources
  • Keyword: Shields
  • Keyword: Cylindrical Configuration
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Analytical Solution
  • Keyword: Education
  • STI Subject Categories: 73 Nuclear Physics And Radiation Physics
  • Keyword: Configuration 663600* -- Radiation Physics-- (1992-)
  • Keyword: Engineers
  • Keyword: Equations


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: WAPD-TM-1623
  • Grant Number: AC11-89PN38014
  • DOI: 10.2172/6461481
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6461481
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1207835


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