STP169B

    Chapter 26—Radiation Effects and Shielding

    Published: Jan 1978


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    Abstract

    Portland cement concrete is an ideal material for use in construction of radiation shields. Although there are other materials that could be employed for radiation shielding purposes, concrete is not only economical, but it also has the advantage of being a material that can be cast into any desired homogeneous structural shape. Concrete is now commonly used for shielding of atomic research facilities, nuclear power plants, and for radiation medical and research units or equipment.


    Author Information:

    Polivka, M
    Professor of civil engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

    Davis, HS
    Consulting engineer, United Nuclear Industries, Inc., Richland, Wash.


    Paper ID: STP35626S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C09.41

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35626S


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