24.516 Radiation Shielding and Protection

Radiation Shielding and Protection

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38017
Status Active

This course will explore the fundamental principles of the interaction of nuclear and atomic radiation with matter and the transport of radiation through materials. The students will learn characterization of radiation fields and sources, and transport radiation through material. The course will discuss radiation exposure, dose, dose equivalent in context of radiation shielding and protection. Consequently, the students will compile each of these topics to learn how to design and analyze radiation shielding and protection. The students will learn how to use both the SOURCES and ORIGEN (or equivalent) code systems for calculating radiation sources and the MCNP (or equivalent) code system for the transport of radiation. At the conclusion of the course the students are expected to develop a shielding design for a given constraints typically encountered in the nuclear field.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 10.331 or 24.331 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering I.