, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 75–84 | Cite as

An improved monte carlo technique for radiation shield design

  • P K Sarkar
  • M A Prasad


Reduction of statistical error in Monte Carlo shielding calculations is achieved by using antithetic variates with geometrical surface splitting while solving the radiation transport problems. Numerical results are presented for sample calculations for slab shields of different dimensions. The present method shows great improvement in efficiency for thick slabs and therefore is useful for practical shielding calculations.


Radiation shielding Monte Carlo calculations variance reduction statistical error antithetic variates radiation transport 


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© the Indian Academy of Sciences 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P K Sarkar
    • 1
  • M A Prasad
    • 2
  1. 1.Health Physics UnitVariable Energy Cyclotron CentreNagar, CalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Division of Radiological ProtectionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombayIndia

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