Description: In its shielding program for the Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor (GCFR) as conceived by General Atomic, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed an advanced shielding analysis system that incorporates the latest analysis techniques for converging to a shield design compatible with other design parameters such as cooling and structural requirements or material compatibility. Basically the system consists in applying the various techniques in a logical sequence to a given design, thereby generating a large body of data to serve as an information base for subsequent redesign. As an illustration, this system is applied to successive typical models for the GCFR, resulting in a reduction in the thickness of the radial shield and redesign of the lower shield region. In principle, the design-analysis-redesign iterations would continue until they converge upon an acceptable configuration.
Date: January 1, 1978
Creator: Bartine, D.E. & Williams, L.R.
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