Concrete for Radiation Shielding


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Title: Concrete for Radiation Shielding

Author(s): Edwin J. Callan

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 50

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 17-44

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 9/1/1953

Concrete for shielding nuclear radiation is discussed, with emphasis on factors relating to concrete technology and cost. The types of radiation and mechanics of radiation shielding are presented briefly, and data regarding concrete for shielding are reviewed. Tables and curves of concrete thickness required for shielding are given for bothordinary and heavy concrete. Problems involved in the use of special concrete are discussed. An outline of a procedure for designing concrete shielding is presented.