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Prediction of gamma exposure rates in large nuclear craters

Abstract

In many civil engineering applications of nuclear explosives there is the need to reenter the crater and lip area as soon as possible after the detonation to carry out conventional construction activities. These construction activities, however, must be delayed until the gamma dose rate, or exposure rate, in and around the crater decays to acceptable levels. To estimate the time of reentry for post-detonation construction activities, the exposure rate in the crater and lip areas must be predicted as a function of time after detonation. An accurate prediction permits a project planner to effectively schedule post-detonation activities.
Authors:
Tami, Thomas M; Day, Walter C [1] 
  1. U.S. Army Engineer Nuclear Cratering Group, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
May 15, 1970
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-700101(vol.2); INIS-XA-N-229
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on engineering with nuclear explosives, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 14-16 Jan 1970; Other Information: 12 refs, 8 figs, 4 tabs; Related Information: In: Symposium on engineering with nuclear explosives. Proceedings. Volume 2, 935 pages.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CALCULATION METHODS; CRATERS; GAMMA RADIATION; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIVES; RADIATION DOSES; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; TIME DEPENDENCE
OSTI ID:
20768853
Research Organizations:
American Nuclear Society, Hindsdale, IL (United States); United States Atomic Energy Commission (United States)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N0924075320
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 1544-1562
Announcement Date:
Sep 23, 2006

Citation Formats

Tami, Thomas M, and Day, Walter C. Prediction of gamma exposure rates in large nuclear craters. IAEA: N. p., 1970. Web.
Tami, Thomas M, & Day, Walter C. Prediction of gamma exposure rates in large nuclear craters. IAEA.
Tami, Thomas M, and Day, Walter C. 1970. "Prediction of gamma exposure rates in large nuclear craters." IAEA.
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title = {Prediction of gamma exposure rates in large nuclear craters}
author = {Tami, Thomas M, and Day, Walter C}
abstractNote = {In many civil engineering applications of nuclear explosives there is the need to reenter the crater and lip area as soon as possible after the detonation to carry out conventional construction activities. These construction activities, however, must be delayed until the gamma dose rate, or exposure rate, in and around the crater decays to acceptable levels. To estimate the time of reentry for post-detonation construction activities, the exposure rate in the crater and lip areas must be predicted as a function of time after detonation. An accurate prediction permits a project planner to effectively schedule post-detonation activities.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1970}
month = {May}
}