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Developing an interactive computational system to simulate radon concentration inside ancient egyptian tombs

Abstract

RSSP (Radon Scale Software Package) is an interactive support system that simulates the radon concentration inside ancient Egyptian tombs and the consequences on the population in terms of internal and external exposure. RSSP consists of three interconnected modules: the first one simulates the radon concentration inside ancient Egyptian tombs using a developed mathematical model. This model introduces the possibility of controlling the rate of radon accumulation via additional artificial ventilation systems. The source of inputs is an editable database for the tombs includes the geometrical dimensions and some environmental parameters like temperature and outdoor radon concentration at the tombs locations. The second module simulates the absorbed dose due to internal exposure of radon and its progeny. The third module simulates the absorbed dose due to external exposure of Gamma rays emitted from the tomb wall rocks. RSSP introduces the facility of following the progress of radon concentration as well as Internal and external absorbed dose in a wide range of time (seconds, minutes, hours and days) via numerical data and the corresponding graphical interface.
Authors:
Metwally, S M; Salama, E; El-Fikia, S A; [1]  Abo-EImagd, M; Eissa, H M [2] 
  1. Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Ain Shams University, P. O. Box 11566, Cairo (Egypt)
  2. National Institute for Standard, Radiation Measurements Department, P. O. Box 136Giza code no. 12211 RSSP (Egypt)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 2007
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-EG-192
Resource Relation:
Conference: RPC-2006: 8. Radiation Physics and Protection Conference, Beni Sueif (Egypt), 12-15 Nov 2006; Other Information: Also submitted to the Arab Journal of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, ISSN 1110-0451, CODEN: AJNADV, Special Issue, Vol. 40, Jun 2007; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the Eigth Radiation Physics and Protection Conference (RPC-2006), 478 pages.
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES; COMPUTER-GRAPHICS DEVICES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; EGYPTIAN ARAB REPUBLIC; GAMMA RADIATION; INTERNAL IRRADIATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NUCLEAR INSTRUMENT MODULES; POPULATIONS; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOACTIVITY; RADON; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; TIME MEASUREMENT; VENTILATION SYSTEMS
OSTI ID:
20935474
Research Organizations:
National Network of Radiation Physics (NNRP) (Egypt); Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) (Egypt); Beni Sueif University, BSU (Egypt)
Country of Origin:
Egypt
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: EG0700546092967
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available from the Egyptian Society of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 185-195
Announcement Date:
Nov 26, 2007

Citation Formats

Metwally, S M, Salama, E, El-Fikia, S A, Abo-EImagd, M, and Eissa, H M. Developing an interactive computational system to simulate radon concentration inside ancient egyptian tombs. Egypt: N. p., 2007. Web.
Metwally, S M, Salama, E, El-Fikia, S A, Abo-EImagd, M, & Eissa, H M. Developing an interactive computational system to simulate radon concentration inside ancient egyptian tombs. Egypt.
Metwally, S M, Salama, E, El-Fikia, S A, Abo-EImagd, M, and Eissa, H M. 2007. "Developing an interactive computational system to simulate radon concentration inside ancient egyptian tombs." Egypt.
@misc{etde_20935474,
title = {Developing an interactive computational system to simulate radon concentration inside ancient egyptian tombs}
author = {Metwally, S M, Salama, E, El-Fikia, S A, Abo-EImagd, M, and Eissa, H M}
abstractNote = {RSSP (Radon Scale Software Package) is an interactive support system that simulates the radon concentration inside ancient Egyptian tombs and the consequences on the population in terms of internal and external exposure. RSSP consists of three interconnected modules: the first one simulates the radon concentration inside ancient Egyptian tombs using a developed mathematical model. This model introduces the possibility of controlling the rate of radon accumulation via additional artificial ventilation systems. The source of inputs is an editable database for the tombs includes the geometrical dimensions and some environmental parameters like temperature and outdoor radon concentration at the tombs locations. The second module simulates the absorbed dose due to internal exposure of radon and its progeny. The third module simulates the absorbed dose due to external exposure of Gamma rays emitted from the tomb wall rocks. RSSP introduces the facility of following the progress of radon concentration as well as Internal and external absorbed dose in a wide range of time (seconds, minutes, hours and days) via numerical data and the corresponding graphical interface.}
place = {Egypt}
year = {2007}
month = {Jun}
}