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Author Ismail, Mohamad Pauzi bin ♦ Masenwat, Noor Azreen bin ♦ Sani, Suhairy bin ♦ Mohd, Shukri ♦ Jefri, Muhamad Hafizie Bin ♦ Abdullah, Mahadzir Bin ♦ Isa, Nasharuddin bin ♦ Mahmud, Mohamad Haniza bin
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES ♦ CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ ATOMIC NUMBER ♦ COMPRESSION STRENGTH ♦ CONCRETES ♦ CORRELATIONS ♦ DENSITY ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ GRANITES ♦ HEMATITE ♦ RADIATION PROTECTION ♦ SHIELDING ♦ TESTING
Abstract Concrete is the most common and cheap material for radiation shielding. Compressive strength is the main parameter checked for determining concrete quality. However, for shielding purposes density is the parameter that needs to be considered. X- and -gamma radiations are effectively absorbed by a material with high atomic number and high density such as concrete. The high strength normally implies to higher density in concrete but this is not always true. This paper explains and discusses the correlation between rebound hammer testing and density for concrete containing hematite aggregates. A comparison is also made with normal concrete i.e. concrete containing crushed granite.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-01-22
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1704
Issue Number 1


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