Determination of Radiation Attenuation Coefficients of Concretes in Different Densities


AKKURT İ. , Gunoglu K. , BAŞYİĞİT C. , AKKAS A.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.123, no.2, pp.374-375, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-375

Abstract

The density of the concrete is important parameter for different properties. Using different types and rates of aggregates cause different densities of the concretes. Radiation shielding properties can be varied with the density and it is important to obtain optimum density for this purpose. In this study radiation attenuation coefficients were measured by comparison of five different densities of concrete that called lightweight, semi-lightweight, ordinary and semi-heavyweight and heavyweight. For this purpose concretes were produced with suitable aggregate in laboratory conditions and determined some physical and mechanical properties. The total linear attenuation coefficient measurements have been obtained by a collimated beam of gamma ray from sources Co-60. DOT: 10.12693/APhysPolA.123.374