# How to Calculate and Solve for Shielding Factor | Polymer & Textile

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To compute for shielding factor, two essential parameter are needed and these parameters are coil radius (Rs) and shielding depth (L).

The formula for calculating the shielding factor:

ε = Rs / L

Where:

ε = Shielding Factor
L = Shielding Depth

Let’s solve an example;
Find the shielding factor when the coil radius is 11 and the shielding depth is 21.

This implies that;

Rs = Coil Radius = 11
L = Shielding Depth = 21

ε = Rs / L
ε = 11 / 21
ε = 0.52

Therefore, the shielding factor is 0.52.

Calculating for the Coil Radius when the Shielding Factor and the Shielding Depth is Given.

Rs = ε x L

Where;

ε = Shielding Factor
L = Shielding Depth

Let’s solve an example;
Given that the shielding factor is 30 and the shielding depth is 5. Find the coil radius?

This implies that;

ε = Shielding Factor = 30
L = Shielding Depth = 5

Rs = ε x L
Rs = 30 x 5
Rs = 150

Therefore, the coil radius is 150.

Calculating for the Shielding Depth when the Shielding Factor and the Coil Radius is Given.

L = Rs / ε

Where;

L = Shielding Depth
ε = Shielding Factor

Let’s solve an example;
With a shielding factor of 24 and a coil radius of 14. Find the value of the shielding depth?

This implies that;

ε = Shielding Factor = 24
Rs = Coil Radius = 14

L = Rs / ε
L = 14 / 24
L = 0.58

Therefore, the shielding depth is 0.58.

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