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IAEA1432 AL-SHIELDER.
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IAEA1432 AL-SHIELDER.

AL-SHIELDER, calculates shielding thickness of aluminum for any photon emitting radionuclide between 0.5 to 10 MeV

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  AL-SHIELDER
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
AL-SHIELDER IAEA1432/01 Tested 21-APR-2010

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
IAEA1432/01 IBM PC PC Windows
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

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

Al-Shielder assumes the radionuclide(s) as a point source and uses Taylor form of the buildup factor to calculate shielding thickness.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

- Al-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 Al-Shielder program is 15 to 30 seconds, depending upon the speed of computer and attenuation required.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
IAEA1432/01 21-APR-2010 Screened
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10. REFERENCES

1) R. G. Jaeger, E. P. Blizard, A.B. Chilton, M.Grotenhuis, A. Honig, Th. A. Jaeger, H. H. Eisenlohr:
Engineering Compendium on Radiation Shielding, volume I, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, New York, U.S.A. 1968.
2) Paul-Friedrich Sauermann:
Radiation Protection by Shielding, Nuclear Research Center Julich, Verlag Karl Thiemig, Munchen, Germany, 1976.
IAEA1432/01, included references:
- Jahan Zeb, Waheed Arshed, Abdul Rashid, Perveen Akhter:
Gamma Shielding by Aluminum (Al-Shielder Manual) (March, 2010)
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

IBM PC or compatible.
The package was tested at the NEA Data Bank on a Dell Workstation PWS670, XEON, 2.66 GHz.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
IAEA1432/01 TURBO-C++
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

This software is tested on computers with the following operating systems:
PC-DOS or MS-DOS;
Window 95, 97, 98, 2000, Millennium;
Window XP with DOSBox 0.72.
  
The package was tested at the NEA Data Bank with DOS, under Windows XP Pro.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Jahan Zeb, Waheed Arshed, Abdul Rashid, Perveen Akhter
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
IAEA1432/01
S-AL-SH.cpp Source code
T-AL-SH.cpp Source code
Al-SHIELDER.exe    Executable
Al-shielding-manual.pdf  User's manual in PDF format
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17. CATEGORIES
  • J. Gamma Heating and Shield Design

Keywords: aluminum, gamma ray, photon, point sources, radionuclide, shielding.