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IAEA1417 W-SHIELDER.
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IAEA1417 W-SHIELDER.

W-SHIELDER, calculates shielding thickness of water for photon emitting radionuclide between 0.5 to 10 MeV

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  W-SHIELDER.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
W-SHIELDER IAEA1417/01 Tested 03-JUN-2005

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
IAEA1417/01 IBM PC PC Windows
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

W-Shielder calculates shielding thickness of water for any photon emitting radionuclide between 0.5 to 10 MeV.
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4. METHODS

W-Shielder assumes the radionuclide(s) as a point source and uses Taylor's notation for build up factor to calculate shielding thickness.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

- W-Shielder works in the photon energy range of 0.5 to 10 MeV.
- Suitable for radionuclides/sources of small dimensions.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

The running time of the W-Shielder program is 15 to 30 seconds, depending on the speed of computer and attenuation required.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
IAEA1417/01 03-JUN-2005 Screened
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10. REFERENCES
IAEA1417/01, included references:
- Jahan ZEB:
Radiation Dose Reduction by Water Shield (W-Shielder Manual)
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

The package was tested at the NEA Data Bank on a Dell Precision Workstation 650, Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.66GHz, 1024Kb.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
IAEA1417/01 TURBO-C++
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

W-SHIELDER was tested by the authors on the following operating systems:
- PC-DOS or MS-DOS.
- Window 3.1.
- Window 95, 97, 98, 2000, Millennium and XP.
  
The package was tested at the NEA Data Bank under Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600).
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Jahan Zeb, Waheed Arshed and S. D. Orfi
Health Physics Division,
Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (PINSTECH),
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC),
P. O. Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
IAEA1417/01
S-W-SH.cpp Source code
T-W-SH.cpp Source code
W-SHIELDER.exe Executable
W-shielder-manual.pdf Manual in PDF format
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17. CATEGORIES
  • J. Gamma Heating and Shield Design

Keywords: gamma ray, photons, radionuclide, shielding, water.