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Title: Shielding Design of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)

The shielding design is important for the construction of an intense high-energy accelerator facility like the proposed Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) due to its impact on conventional facility design, maintenance operations, and since the cost for the radiation shielding shares a considerable part of the total facility costs. A calculational strategy utilizing coupled high energy Monte Carlo calculations and multi-dimensional discrete ordinates calculations, along with semi-empirical calculations, was implemented to perform the conceptual design shielding assessment of the proposed SNS. Biological shields have been designed and assessed for the proton beam transport system and associated beam dumps, the target station, and the target service cell and general remote maintenance cell. Shielding requirements have been assessed with respect to weight, space, and dose-rate constraints for operating, shutdown, and accident conditions. A discussion of the proposed facility design, conceptual design shielding requirements, calculational strategy, source terms, preliminary results and conclusions, and recommendations for additional analyses are presented.
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Report Number(s):
ON: DE00001049
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Resource Relation:
Conference: SATIF-4 Conf. (Simulating Accelerator Target Irradiation Facilities), Knoxville, TN, Sept. 17-18, 1998
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Oak Ridge, TN
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; Neutron Source Facilities; Shields; Design