Accession Number:

ADA581527

Title:

Neutron Shielding Effectiveness of Multifunctional Composite Materials

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Composite materials offer a greater degree of flexibility in design and engineering of specialized space vehicle shielding applications compared to aluminum. A new design for shielding materials has been developed by including specific neutron absorbers and conductive materials into the composite structure. In this research, the neutron shielding capability of two types of custom-designed nanocomposite materials are compared to that of T6061 aluminum.

Subject Categories:

  • Electromagnetic Shielding
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE