1. NAME AND TITLE
SABINE-3: Spinney (Removal-Diffusion) Shielding Code System in One-Dimensional
SABLIB: Data Generator.
LIBRARY A: Input Data for SABLIB Processing.
LIBRARY B: Input Data for SABLIB Processing.
SABINE was originally packaged by RSIC in 1974; updated to SABINE-3 in 1978.
Reactor Theory and Analysis Department, EURATOM, Ispra (Varese) Italy.
NUKEM GmbH, Federal Republic of Germany.
through the NEA Computer Programme Library, Ispra (Varese), Italy
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
Fortran IV, IBM 360/65/75/91 (A), CDC 7600 (B), UNIVAC 1106 (C); and Fortran 77, IBM PC
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
SABINE-3 determines the spatial distribution of energy dependent neutron and gamma-ray fluxes in a reactor shield. The neutron source is a fission source arbitrarily distributed inside the core. The gamma-ray source may include fission and fission product gamma rays in the core, and neutron capture gamma rays in the core and shield. Complex geometries may be treated.
The code system is designed to solve a range of shielding problems providing information on
neutron and gamma-ray penetration, heat deposition and reaction rates.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
The removal-diffusion method has been applied to calculate neutron fluxes. The gamma-ray flux is the product of the uncollided flux times a region dependent buildup factor, which is interpolated from a table of values.
Other quantities calculated include any neutron response function, gamma-ray dose and energy
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
Provisions are made for the following: 2 core regions and up to 20 shielding regions; up to 35
neutron energy groups and 7 gamma-ray energy groups.
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
On an IBM PC/XT with a math co-processor, sample problem 1 took about 16 minutes. Sample
problem 2 took about 5 minutes.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
The code was originally designed for the IBM 7090 and later converted to run on the IBM 360,
IBM 3033, the CDC 7600, and the UNIVAC 1106. The mainframe versions require standard I-O and
5 additional tape units or direct access devices. The D version runs on IBM PC XT and AT
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
The A version is operable on the IBM 3033 Operating System using OS-360 Fortran H compiler
and the OVERLAY feature; the B version was tested on the CDC 7600. The C version runs on the
UNIVAC 1106. The original system for development of the D version was on an HP-Vectra running
HP DOS 3.3 with Microsoft Fortran 5.0. RSIC tested it on an IBM PC XT under DOS 3.2, with the
Microsoft Fortran Version 4.01 compiler.
C. Ponti, H. Preusch, and H. Schubart, "SABINE, A One-Dimensional Bulk Shielding Program," EUR 3636.e (1967).
C. Ponti, SABINE, "A One-Dimensional Bulk Shielding Program," EUR 3636.e Addendum (1969).
R. Nicks, G. Perlini, C. Ponti, "SABINE, A 1-D Shielding Programme which Employs Experimental Removal Cross Sections," Conference Paper (1967).
C. Ponti, "Informal Notes."
SABINE.DOC, NUKEM GmbH informal document for PC version (January 1990).
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
Included are the referenced documents and one (1.2MB) DOS diskette which contains the source
code, data libraries, and cross section libraries, plus input and output for a sample problem.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
August 1971; revised December 1984, January 1986, May 1986, and July 1990.
KEYWORDS: SPINNEY METHOD; REMOVAL-DIFFUSION; ONE-DIMENSION; SLAB; NEUTRON