Accession Number:

AD0404643

Title:

AN OPTIMUM SHADOW SHIELD

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA GENERAL ATOMIC DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-05-18

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The method of Lagrange multipliers is used to design an optimum shadow shield for an isotropic point source. An exponential absorption without multiple scattering is assumed valid within the shield. If the shape of the outer surface is chosen, the inner surface is determined for a given attenuation. Once all the constraints are established position, attenuation, solid-angle the derived shape has a minimum mass.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE