Instructor: Ronald E. Pevey, Ph.D.,
Office: 201A ESA? EPS? Nuclear Engineering Building
Office Hours: Posted on office door
Course Description: This course reviews the basic concepts and techniques of the field of radiation protection learned in NE433, with a principal emphasis on applying the techniques using MCNP to solve a range of problems in shielding, detection, and dose deposition.
Required Text: Shultis, J.K.; and Faw, R.E., Radiation Shielding, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1996.
Course Objectives: By taking this course, the student should gain an understanding of:
MCNP: You will be learning (or continuing to learn) how to use the MCNP code as part of this course, so you will be required to obtain your own copy of the code. You will have until the first test to obtain it; until that time, the MCNP assignments can be done in teams (with at least one qualified MCNP user on each team).
Be aware that MCNPis an EXPORT CONTROLLED code. To obtain it your are required to contact RSICC at ORNL, register with them, and request a copy of MCNP. In this process, you will be required to sign several forms that lay our your obligations to protect the code and input manual from unauthorized distribution. IT IS IMPORTANT that you READ the forms before you sign them! I personally believe that the hassle is worth the effort, since this is a unique opportunity to obtain your own copy of a world-class computer code for free.
Grading: The final grade will be based on the following criteria:
A 90-100 90-100
B+ 85-87.5 85-90
B 80-85 80-85
C+ 75-77.5 75-80
C 70-75 70-75
D 60-65 60-70
F <55 <60
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