Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
|Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
Post Office Box 2008
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6362
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp.
for the U.S. Department of Energy
under contract DE-AC05-96OR22464
Phone No. 423-574-6176
|No. 404||August 1998|
|True opinions can prevail only if the facts to which they refer are known; if they are not known, false ideas are just as effective as true ones, if not a little more effective.--Walter Lippmann|
Three changes or additions were made to the computer code collection during the month. Two
code systems were replaced with newly frozen version and an additional hardware version was
added to an existing code system. One change resulted from a foreign contribution.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee,
contributed a new hardware version of ASOP to run on IBM
RS/6000 workstations. ASOP is a shield optimization
calculational system based on the one-dimensional discrete
ordinates transport code system ANISN (CCC-254). It has
been used to design optimum shields for space applications of
SNAP zirconium-hydride-uranium-fueled reactors and
uranium-oxide fueled thermionic reactors and to design beam
stops for the ORELA facility at ORNL. A Fortran 77 compiler is required to compile and run the
code. The package is transmitted in a Unix tar file on one DS/HD diskette. Reference:
CTC-INF-941 (September 1969). IBM RS/6000; Fortran 77
The Institute of Nuclear Sciences "Vinca" Nuclear Engineering Laboratory "NET" Beograd, Yugoslavia, contributed a newly frozen version of this code system to compute photon/electron/positron radiation transport problems in three dimensions with or without the presence of macroscopic electric and magnetic fields for dosimetry, radiation damage, radiation therapy and other applications. The code was upgraded to incorporate a variety of numerical experiments. Numerous corrections were made in addition to enhancements to simplify use of the system. Physical rigor is maximized by employing the available cross sections and sampling distributions, and the most complete physical model for describing the transport and production of the photon/electron/positron cascade from 20.0 MeV down to 1.0 keV. The condensed history Monte Carlo method (Berger 1963) is used for the electron and positron transport simulation. During a history the particles lose energy in collisions, and the secondary particles are generated on the step according to the probabilities for their occurrence. Electron (positron) energy loss is through inelastic electron-electron (e-,e-) and positron-electron (e+,e-) collisions and bremsstrahlung generation.
FOTELP/EM runs on either IBM PC or VAX computers. A Fortran 77 compiler is required to
create executables on the VAX. The FOTELP/EM package can be installed and run on a PC with
at least 8 MB of RAM under MS-DOS 6 or WINDOWS 3.1 and higher. The Microsoft
Powerstation 4.0 compiler was used to build the executables which are included. The package is
transmitted on one DS/HD 3.5-in. (1.44 MB) diskette in a DOS self-extracting file. Reference:
NET-87 (1998). Fortran 77; PC 486 or VAX (C00581/IBMPC/01).
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, contributed a
newly frozen version of this optical-statistical model code
system developed for the calculation of energy averaged
neutron induced nuclear reaction cross sections. In the present
form, ABAREX uses a version of the Racah and
Clebsch-Gordon routine and a non-linear fitting routine
developed at ANL. Known errors were corrected and
significant improvements were made in portability. The new
release runs on IBM compatible personal computers and VAX/VMS systems. The Lahey
F77L-EM/32 Version 5.2 compiler was used to create the PC executable which is included in the
package. Reference: ANL/NDDM-145 (June 1998). Fortran 77; PC, VAX
SCALE Training Course Schedule for Fall 1998
The SCALE staff at ORNL are offering two training courses this fall. The courses emphasize hands-on experience solving practical problems on PCs in workgroups of two or three persons each. Prior experience in the use of SCALE is preferred, but not required. All courses are conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The registration fee for each course is $1,250. A combined registration fee of $2,000 is available for the two fall courses, which are offered on consecutive weeks. A copy of the SCALE software and manual on CD is included. Registration forms may be submitted via FAX or email to reserve your place. Classes are limited in size and are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not obtained. Course fees are refundable up to one month before each class. Classes are cosponsored by RSICC. Non-U.S. citizens must register at least one month in advance. For further information, contact email@example.com.
|Oct. 27 - 30||SCALE KENO V.a Course||In-depth introduction to CSAS/KENO V.a|
|Nov. 2 - 5||SCALE Shielding & Source Terms Course||In-depth introduction to SCALE shielding and depletion/decay sequences (including ORIGEN-ARP)|
The SCALE KENO V.a Criticality Course focuses on KENO V.a and the associated criticality
analysis sequences in CSAS. It also includes a brief introduction to KENO-VI. The SCALE
Shielding and Source Terms Course emphasizes SAS2/ORIGEN-ARP (depletion/source-term
generation) and SAS4/MORSE-SGC (3-D Monte Carlo neutron/gamma shielding). It also
covers SAS1/XSDRNPM (1-D neutron-gamma shielding) and QADS/QAD-CGGP (3-D point
kernel gamma shielding).
SCALE Criticality Course Agenda
The course agenda may be found at http://www.cad.ornl.gov/cad_nea/text/trcourse.html. The
registration is available at the web site and also at the back of this newsletter.
RSICC attempts to keep its users/contributors advised of conferences, courses, and symposia in the field of radiation protection, transport, and shielding through this section of the newsletter. Should you be involved in the planning/organization of such events, feel free to send your announcements and calls for papers via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstracts with the complementary registration page can be sent in three ways by the February
15, 1999 deadline:
1. By FAX to one the following numbers:
(+58-2) 906-3155 (Laboratorio de Física Nuclear, USB)
(+58-2) 906-3888 (Laboratorio de Física Nuclear, USB)
(+58-2) 605-2188 (Escuela de Física, Facultad de Ciencias, UCV)
2. By E-mail to one of the following addresses:
3. Send the abstract either by FAX or E-mail and then proceed with the electronic registration.
Details may be found on the internet at http://fisica.ciens.ucv.ve/~rmartin/1lasont/1lasont.html.
The Symposium theme is dosimetry for the assessment of irradiated reactor materials and reactor
experiments, featuring radiation metrology techniques, databases and standardization. Inquiries
and requests to be added to the mailing list should be sent to one of the following:
North and South America, East and Southeast Asia:
Dr. David W. Vehar
ASTM Program Secretary
Sandia National Laboratories, MS-1136
P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1136, USA
Phone: 505-845-3414, fax: 505-844-0798
Europe, Africa, Asia (other), and Australia:
Dr. Hamid Ait Abderrahim
EWGRD Programme Secretary
Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, BELGIUM
Phone: 32-14-332277, fax: 32-14-321529
Your attention is directed to the following events of interest.
AccApp'98, Sept. 20-23, 1998, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, sponsored by the Oak Ridge-Knoxville,
TN, USA Section of the ANS. Contact: Dr. John Haines, Chairman, AccApp '98 Technical
Program Committee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8071, USA (phone
423-574-0966, fax 423-576-7926, email email@example.com, url http://www.engr.utk.
Training Course on the Use of MCNP in Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Sept. 28-1 Oct.
1998, at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. Contact: Robert
Alan Price, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, T. H. Huxley School of the
Environment, Earth Sciences and Engineering, Applied Modelling and Computation Group,
Centre for Environmental Technology, Room 405, Royal School of Mines Building, Prince
Consort Rd, London SW7 2BP, UK (phone 44-171-594- 9323, fax 44-171-594-9341, url
International Conference on the Physics of Nuclear Science and Technology, Oct. 5-8, 1998,
Long Island, New York, sponsored by the Reactor Physics Division and the Long Island Section
of the American Nuclear Society. Contact: Ms. Jean Frejka via email at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or
check the website at http://www.dne.bnl.gov/html/confweb/conf-98.htm.
4th Annual Workshop on Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiotherapy Treatment Sources using the
OMEGA/BEAM Code System, Oct. 5-8, 1998, Ottawa, Canada. Contact: Blake Walters, Ionizing
Radiation Standards, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, K1A 0R6. (phone
613-993-2715, fax 613-952-9865, email email@example.com, url
4th Biennial Decommissioning Conference, Oct. 11-14, 1998, Captiva Island, Florida, sponsored
by TLG Services, Inc. Contact: Lisa Benoit, TLG (phone 860-355-2300, fax 860-355-2705).
21st International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR)
Oct. 18-23, 1998, São Paulo, Brazil. Contact: Dr. José Rubens Maiorino, Chairman
1998-RERTR Meeting, Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Instituto de Pesquisas
Energéticas e Nucleares, Diretoria de Reatores, Travessa R 400 - Cidade Universitária- CEP:
05508-900, São Paulo - SP - Brazil (phone 55-11-816-9111, fax 55-11-816-9432, email
firstname.lastname@example.org; url http://www.ipen.br/r/rertr/rertr.html).
7th Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS)
Oct. 19-21, 1998, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Contact: Katy Nardi, (770-622-0026, email
ASTM Committee D-34 on Waste Management, Oct. 19-21, 1998, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact:
Kate Wallace (phone 610-832-9728, email email@example.com).
5th International Conference on Recycling, Conditioning, and Disposal (RECOD '98), Oct.
25-28, 1998, Nice, France, sponsored by the French Nuclear Energy Society and the European
Nuclear Society. Contact: SFEN-RECOD '98, 69-73, rue Dutot, 75015 Paris, France (phone
33-01-4419-6220, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
International Nuclear Congress (ENC '98) and World Congress, Oct. 25-28, 1998, Nice, France,
sponsored by the European Nuclear Society and others. Contact: ENC '98 Secretariat, European
Nuclear Society, Belpstrasse 23, P.O. Box 5032, CH-3001 Berne, Switzerland (phone
41-31-320-6111, fax 41-31-382-4466, url http://www.acv.ch/enc98).
26th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, Oct. 26028, 1998, Bethesda, Maryland,
sponsored by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Contact: Susan Montelcome (phone
516-344-7235, fax 516-344-3957, email email@example.com).
Radiation Safety Officer, Nov. 2-6, 1998, Las Vegas, Nevada, a Technical Short Course offering
of Nevada Technical Associates. Contact: Nevada Technical Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 90748,
Henderson, NV 89009 (phone 702-564-2798, fax 702-558-7672).
15th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, Nov.
4-7, 1998, Denton, Texas, sponsored by the University of North Texas. Contact: Barbie Stippec
(phone 940-565-3252, fax 940-565-2227, email firstname.lastname@example.org, url
SWR-1000: A Reactor Concept for the Future, Nov. 5, 1998, Königswinter, Germany, sponsored
by Informum GmbH. Contact: Inforum Conference Office, Heussallii10, D 53113 Bonn,
Germany (phone 49-0-228-507-223, fax 49-0-228-507-262, email
International Symposium on Storage of Spent Fuel from Power Reactors, Nov. 9-13, 1998,
Vienna, sponsored by the IAEA and OECD Nuclear Energy Agency. Contact: IAEA,
Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria (phone 43-1-20600, fax 43-1-20607,
19th Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Nov. 10-12, 1998, Salt Lake City,
Utah, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Utah. Contact: Donna
Lake (phone 208-526-0234, fax 208-526-9165, email email@example.com).
TapRoot® Incident/Accident Investigation System User's Conference, Nov. 11-13, 1998, Dallas,
Texas, sponsored by System Improvements, Inc. Contact: Katrina Kidd, System Improvements,
Inc., Suite 301, 238 South Peters Rd., Knoxville, TN 37923-5224 (phone 423-539-2139, fax
423-539-4335, email firstname.lastname@example.org, url http://www.taproot.com).
ANS Winter Meeting, Nov. 15-19, 1998, Washington, D.C. Contact: James O'Hanlon, Sr. Vice
President-Nuclear, Virginia Power, 5000 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen, VA 23060 (phone
804-273-3551, fax 804-273-3759).
Meeting of the Americas: Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications, Nov. 15-19, 1998,
Washington, D. C. sponsored by the ANS, the Canadian Nuclear Society, ANS Latin American
Section, the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Association, the Nuclear Technology Association of
Argentina, and Soc. Nuclear Mexicana. Contact: Donald Hoffman (phone 301-984-4400, fax
International Symposium on Evolutionary Water-Cooled Reactors, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 1998, Seoul,
Republic of Korea, sponsored by the IAEA. Contact: IAEA, Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100,
A-1400 Vienna, Austria (phone 43-1-20600, fax x43-1-20607, email email@example.com).
Nuclear Decom '98, Dec. 2-3, 1998, London, sponsored by the Inst. of Mechanical Engineers.
Contact: Alison Hamlett (phone 44-0171-304-6864, fax 44-0171-222-9881, email
First Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Tracks and Radiation, April 5-9, 1999, Caracas,
Venezuela, Institute for Advanced Studies, Convention Centre. Contact: Professor Laszlo Sajo,
Universidad Simon Bolivar, FE-1, Apdo 89000, Caracas, Venezuela, (phone 58-2-906- 3590, fax
58-2-906-3712, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conference on Radionuclide Metrology and its Application, June 7-11, 1999, Prague. Contact:
Pavel Dryák, Czech Metrological Institute, Radiova 1, CZ 102 00 Prague, Czech Republic
(phone 420-2-67008244, fax 420-2-67008466, email email@example.com).
Tenth International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry, Sept. 12-17, 1999, in Osaka, Japan.
Contact: Dr. David W. Vehar (505-845-3414, fax 505-844-0798, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Dr. Hamid Ait Abderrahim (32-14-332277, fax 32- 14-321529, email email@example.com).
Half a Century of Radiation Shielding Research and Its Evolution into the Next Era (ICRS-9)
Oct. 17-22, 1999, Tsukuba, Japan, sponsored and organized by the Japan Atomic Energy
Research Institute. Contact: Yujiro Ikeda, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai
Research Establishment, Neutron Science Research Center, Spallation Neutronics Laboratory,
Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-11 Japan (phone 81-29-282-6074, fax 81-29-282-5709,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, url http://icrs9.tokai.jaeri.go.jp.
JULY ACCESSION OF LITERATURE
The following literature cited has been reviewed and placed in the RSICC Information Storage
and Retrieval Information System (SARIS), now searchable on the RSICC web server
(http://www-rsicc.ornl.gov/SARIS.html). This early announcement is made as a service to the
shielding community. Copies of the literature are not distributed by RSICC. They may
generally be obtained from the author or from a documentation center such as the National
Technical Information Service (NTIS), Department of Commerce, Springfield, Virginia 22161.
For literature listed as available from INIS contact INIS Clearinghouse, International Atomic
Energy Agency, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna.
NATO ASI Series Vol. 35 . . . Atmospheric Nuclear Tests. . . . none . . . email@example.com.
STI/PUB/1024 . . . Isotope Techniques in the Study of Environmental Change. . . . 1998 . . . Monte Carlo and Parallel Computations on Transputer Nets. . . . Bakhtejarov, S.D.; Kamenshtchikov, A.F.; Kulhminsky, B.E. . . . Moscow Academy of Geological Prospecting, Moscow, Russia.
STI/PUB/1054 . . . Radiological Conditions at Bikini Atoll: Prospects for Resettlement. . . . May 1998.
Nucl. Eng. Des., 183, 3, 287-302 . . . The Monte Carlo Codes MCNP and MCU for RBMK Criticality Calculations. . . . Alexeev, N. . . . July 1998.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 124-148 . . . A Time-Dependent Collision Probability Method for One-Dimensional Space-Time Nuclear Reactor Kinetics. . . . Keller, P.M.; Lee, J.C. . . . June 1998 . . . University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 149-163 . . . Neutron-Induced Fission Cross-Section Ratios for 239Pu, 240Pu, 242Pu, and 244Pu Relative to 235U from 0.5 to 400 MeV. . . . Staples, P.; Morley, K. . . . June 1998 . . . Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 164-174 . . . Excitation Functions of Some (n,p) and (n,a) Reactions from Threshold to 16 MeV. . . . Doczi, R.; Semkova, V.; Fenyvesi, A.; Yamamuro, N.; Buczko, C.M.; Csikai, J. . . . June 1998 . . . Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary; Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria; Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Debrecen, Hungary; Kitahassaku, Knagawa-ken, Japan.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 175-179 . . . A Measurement of the 27Al (d,n) Spectrum for Use in Neutron Detector Calibration. . . . Massey, T.N.; Al-Quraishi, S.; Brient, C.E.; Guillemette, J.F.; Grimes, S.M.; Jacobs, D.; O' . . . June 1998 . . . Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 180-186 . . . Spallation Neutron Production Measurements. . . . Zucker, M.S.; Tsoupas, N.; Vanier, P.E.; von Wimmersperg, U.; Mughabghab, S.F.; Schmidt, E. . . . June 1998 . . . Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 187-194 . . . Criticality Characteristics of Mixtures of Plutonium, Silicon Dioxide, Nevada Tuff, and Water. . . . Sanchez, R.; Myers, W.; Hayes, D.; Kimpland, R.; Jaegers, P.; Paternoster, R.; Rojas, S.; An . . . June 1998 . . . Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 199-202 . . . Simultaneous Monte Carlo Zero-Variance Estimates of Several Correlated Means. . . . Booth, T.E. . . . June 1998 . . . Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 203-208 . . . Experimental Analysis of Coherent Neutron Flux Fluctuations Observed in a Pressurized Water Reactor. . . . Suzudo, T.; Turkcan, E. Verhoef, H. . . . June 1998 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan; Delft University of Technology, JB Delft, The Netherlands; Netherlands Energy Research Foundation, Petten, The Netherlands.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 209-223 . . . Measurements of Neutron Spallation Cross Sections of 12C and 209Bi in the 20- to 150-MeV Energy Range. . . . Kim, E.; Nakamura, T.; Konno, A.; Uwamino, Y.; Nakanishi, N.; Imamura, M. ;Nakao, N.; Shibat . . . July 1998 . . . Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Saitama, Japan; University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Gunma, Japan.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 224-245 . . . Analysis of the Transport of Radionuclide Chains in a Stochastic Geological Medium by a Biased Monte Carlo Simulation. . . . Smidts, O.F.; Devooght, J. . . . July 1998 . . . Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 261-272 . . . Application of Modal Neutron Kinetics to Boiling Water Reactor Oscillation Problems. . . . Farawila, Y.M. . . . July 1998 . . . Siemens Power Corporation, Richland, Washington.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 273-282 . . . Role of Neutron Sources, Xenon, and Decay Heat Dynamics in Autonomous Reactor Shutdown and Recriticality. . . . van Dam, H. . . . July 1998 . . . Interfaculty Reactor Institute, JB Delft, The Netherlands.
Nucl. Sci. Eng., 129, 311-319 . . . Performance of Scientific Computing Platforms with MCNP4B. . . . McLaughlin, H.E.; Hendricks, J.S. . . . July 1998 . . . Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Radiat. Prot. 18, 161-166 . . . Risk of Radiation at Low Doses. . . . Beninson, D. . . . May 1998 .
. . Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
For registration in the SCALE workshop please see http://www.cad.ornl.gov/cad_nea/text/trcourse.html