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IAEA1434 U-SHIELDER.

U-SHIELDER, Estimates Shielding Thickness of Depleted Uranium for Photons from 0.5 to 10 MeV

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  U-SHIELDER
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
U-SHIELDER IAEA1434/01 Tested 13-MAR-2012

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
IAEA1434/01 IBM PC PC Windows
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

U-Shielder calculates shielding thickness of Depleted Uranium for any photon emitting radionuclide in the energy range 0.5 to 10 MeV.
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4. METHODS

U-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

- U-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 U-Shielder program is 15 to 30 seconds, depending upon the speed of computer and attenuation required.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
IAEA1434/01 13-MAR-2012 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.
IAEA1434/01, included references:
- Jahan Zeb, Waheed Arshed, Abdul Rashid, Perveen Akhter:
Gamma Shielding by Depleted Uranium (U-Shielder Manual), March, 2012
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS:  IBM PC or compatible
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
IAEA1434/01 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.
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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
IAEA1434/01
S-U-SH-f.CPP Source code
T1-SHI~1.CPP Source code
U-Shielder.EXE   Executable
U-Shielder-manual.pdf  User's manual in PDF format
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17. CATEGORIES
  • J. Gamma Heating and Shield Design

Keywords: depletion, photon, shielding, uranium.