|Publication ahead of print|
|Published online||25 October 2017|
U-Shielder − an open source software for the estimation of gamma shielding using depleted uranium
Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology (PINSTECH), P.O. Nilore,
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 27 September 2017
U-Shielder is an open source software for the estimation of gamma-ray shielding using depleted uranium. It can be used to estimate thickness of shield for gamma-ray energies, ranging from 500 keV to 10 MeV. The computational methodology is based on the point kernel technique. It uses exponential attenuation model with Taylor's form of build-up factor. Numerical method has been used to calculate shielding thickness. The software was developed in TURBO-C++ and tested in both DOS and Windows operating systems. The software is available at Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) website. The code proved useful in the designing of radioactive material transport container.
Key words: U-Shielder / shielding / depleted uranium / build-up factor / simulation
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