A detailed study of a very simple Accelerator-Driven System (ADS) shielding concept is carried out by means of the MCNPX Monte Carlo code. The design of a multilayer shielding scheme, together with an underground reactor host room sketch, is shown to be very effective for the exposure levels to ionizing radiations, in the upside experimental building and in the ground all around the reactor host room, being fully negligible. Transient heat is also estimated, founding that no residual radiation leaks out through ADS structures in the host room after shutdown.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
Frasciello, O., & Ciotti, M. (2014). An intrinsically safe facility for forefront research and training on nuclear technologies — ADS shielding. European Physical Journal Plus, 129(4), 1 - 11. . https://doi.org/10.1140/epjp/i2014-14071-9