Physical, structural, and mechanical properties of the concrete by FLUKA code and phy-X/PSD software

AKKURT İ., Malidarre R. B.

RADIATION PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, vol.193, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 193
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2021.109958
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Marble concrete sample, FLUKA code, Phy-X/PSD software, Exposure build up factor, Mechanical properties, GLASSES
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The present study aims to investigate radiation shielding, physical, structural, and mechanical qualities of the marble concrete via the FLUKA code, newly developed Phy-X/PSD software, and analytical method. In the present work, these characteristics are explored for four types of marble concretes namely, MC0%, MC10%, MC20%, and MC25%. Findings show that the thinnest MC25% is needed to reduce the initial intensity to half of it, and as a result, less volume of selected shielding material is required. In addition, the Energy Absorption Buildup Factor (EABF) and Exposure Buildup Factor (EBF) reach the highest values at 40 mfp for MC10%. Moreover, the Transmission Factor (TF) related to the marble concrete samples illustrates that by increasing the energy, the samples' efficiency will reduce. Furthermore, using Makishima-Mackenzie Model (MMM), structural and mechanical properties of selected shielding materials are evaluated. The outcomes depict that the elastic moduli decrease from MC0% to MC25%. Also, the largest values of mechanical moduli require the highest values of bond dissociation energy (Gt) for various marble concrete samples.