Monte-Carlo aided design of neutron shielding concretes

Dariusz Tefelski , Tomasz Piotrowski , V. Blideanu , A. Polanski , J. Skubalski

Abstract

The process of design of building composites, like concrete is a complex one and involves many aspects like physical and mechanical properties, durability, shielding efficiency, costs of production and dismantlement etc. There are plenty of parameters to optimize and computer tools can help to choose the best solution. A computer aided design plays an important role nowadays. It becomes more accurate, faster and cheaper, so laboratories often apply computer simulation methods prior to field testing. In case of nuclear engineering, the radiation shielding problems are of much importance, because safety of such facilities is a key point. In this article the most effective methods for neutron shielding studies based on Monte-Carlo simulations of neutron transport and nuclide activation studies in concrete are presented. Two codes: MCNPX and CINDER'90 are extensively used to compare the shielding efficiency of commonly used concretes and to study the influence of concentration of B, Ba and Fe elements on shielding efficiency.
Author Dariusz Tefelski (FP / SRD)
Dariusz Tefelski,,
- Structural Research Division
, Tomasz Piotrowski (FCE / ICE)
Tomasz Piotrowski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, V. Blideanu - [CEA Saclay]
V. Blideanu,,
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, A. Polanski - [National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ)]
A. Polanski,,
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- Narodowe Centrum Badań Jądrowych w Otwocku
, J. Skubalski - [University of Lodz]
J. Skubalski,,
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Journal seriesBulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Technical Sciences, ISSN 0239-7528
Issue year2013
Vol61
No1
Pages161-171
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishCINDER'90; Design of buildings; MCNPX; Monte-Carlo simulations; Neutron transport; Nuclear; Physical and mechanical properties; Shielding efficiency, Computer aided design; Computer simulation; Intelligent systems; Monte Carlo methods; Neutrons; Radiation shielding; Shielding, Concretes
ASJC Classification1702 Artificial Intelligence; 1705 Computer Networks and Communications; 2200 General Engineering; 1710 Information Systems; 3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
DOIDOI:10.2478/bpasts-2013-0015
URL http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84882371946&partnerID=40&md5=ff7d3dab3a21eca77b12b229ac9e4e09
LanguageEnglish
Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 12-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 12-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 4; WoS Citations = 3; GS Citations = 15.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 1.411; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 1.0 (2) - 2013=1.107 (5)
Citation count*16 (2020-09-14)
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