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dc.contributorUniversity of Denver.-
dc.contributor.authorTien, Chi, 1930--
dc.descriptionResearch Report-
dc.descriptionSummary: The temperature distribution in snow subjected to gamma radiation from an operating nuclear reactor is analyzed mathematically, assuming that the effect of radiation is equivalent to a continuous heat source, the intensity of which is a function of the radial distance from the reactor. Steady-state solutions are derived for two cases: when the radial distance is 13 ft and when it is 19.1 ft. The results indicate that the temperature of the snow in certain regions in the several feet immediately below the foundation will exceed the design limit of 20°F. Increasing the shielding of the reactor will reduce the intensity of the radiation and snow temperature. Other possible ways to reduce the snow temperature include the use of refrigeration coils and the forcing of the atmospheric air through the snow.-
dc.publisherU.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch report (U.S. Army Snow-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectSnow construction-
dc.subjectThermal properties-
dc.subjectNuclear reactors-
dc.subjectGamma radiation-
dc.subjectGamma rays-
dc.subjectSnow temperature-
dc.subjectRadiation absorption-
dc.titleTemperature distribution of snow with gamma ray radiation-
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