Review of criticality safety and shielding analysis issues for transportation packages

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The staff of the Nuclear Engineering Applications Section (NEAS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have been involved for over 25 years with the development and application of computational tools for use in analyzing the criticality safety and shielding features of transportation packages carrying radioactive material (RAM). The majority of the computational tools developed by ORNL/NEAS have been included within the SCALE modular code system (SCALE 1995). This code system has been used throughout the world for the evaluation of nuclear facility and package designs. With this development and application experience as a basis, this paper highlights a number of ... continued below

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Parks, C.V. & Broadhead, B.L. December 31, 1995.

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The staff of the Nuclear Engineering Applications Section (NEAS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have been involved for over 25 years with the development and application of computational tools for use in analyzing the criticality safety and shielding features of transportation packages carrying radioactive material (RAM). The majority of the computational tools developed by ORNL/NEAS have been included within the SCALE modular code system (SCALE 1995). This code system has been used throughout the world for the evaluation of nuclear facility and package designs. With this development and application experience as a basis, this paper highlights a number of criticality safety and shielding analysis issues that confront the designer and reviewer of a new RAM package. Changes in the types and quantities of material that need to be shipped will keep these issues before the technical community and provide challenges to future package design and certification.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96008806

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  • PATRAM `95: 11. international conference on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 3-8 Dec 1995

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  • Other: DE96008806
  • Report No.: CONF-951203--71
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 231360
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669535

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Parks, C.V. & Broadhead, B.L. Review of criticality safety and shielding analysis issues for transportation packages, article, December 31, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669535/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.