NE 504 Radiation Safety and Shielding
 

Radiation sources commonly encountered in nuclear applications; attenuation of gamma rays and neutrons; simplified methods for radiation transport including point kernel methods and uncollided dose; definitions of dose quantities and response functions; buildup factors and methods for dose computation. Health Physics topics include: external and internal radiation dosimetry, environmental exposure pathways, and radiation protection standards. 3 credit hours.

 
   

• Prerequisite
 

NE 301 Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering (C or better), or NE 401/501 Reactor Analysis and Design, or NE 419 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering, or instructor pre-approval.


• Course Objectives
 

First the student is introduced to the fundamental concepts and quantities used to characterize radiation fields.  The remainder of the course covers the three components comprising a typical shielding design/analysis problem:

  1. Common radiation sources: their strength and spectral characteristics;
  2. Dose calculation: quantifying the effect of radiation on the target material;
  3. Radiation transport: simple methods including point-kernel, buildup factors, and geometric factors.

Additionally, Health Physics implications and of exposure to radiation and regulatory regimes are covered.


• Course Requirements
 

Homework Assignments* 25%
Quizzes 25%
Midterm 25%
Final Exam 25%

* Late Homework Policy:         Up to one week past due date: Grade reduced by 50%
                                             No credit for homework submitted more than one week past the due date


• Textbook
 

J. Kenneth Shultis and Richard E. Faw, Radiation Shielding, American Nuclear Society (2000)


• Computer and Internet Requirements
 

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here.


• Instructor
 

Dr. Yousry Azmy, Professor
Nuclear Engineering
Burlington Nuc Labs 3141, Box 7909
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695



Phone:
919-515-3385
Fax: 919-515-5115
Email: yyazmy@ncsu.edu
Web Site: https://www.ne.ncsu.edu/people/yyazmy/

 

  Mr. Gerry Wicks, Reactor Health Physicist
Nuclear Engineering
Burlington Nuc Labs 2119, Box 7909
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone:
919-515-4601
Fax: 919-515-5115
Email: wicks@ncsu.edu
Web Site: https://www.ne.ncsu.edu/people/wicks