27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Biological Shield Design for a 20 MW Materials Testing Reactor

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics


Mr Andrew Esau (NECSA)


In this study we focus on the biological shielding around a 20 MW Oak-Ridge type Materials Testing Reactor. The design of the biological shielding around this type of research reactor was performed at ORNL in the USA in the late 1950s and early 1960s, i.e. in the days before powerful digital computers, powerful codes or accurate cross-section data were available. We investigate several shielding materials and propose an optimal shield design. This proposed design is campared with the existing shield.

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Mr Andrew Esau (NECSA)


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