1. NAME AND TITLE
PUSHLD: Gamma-Ray Three-Dimensional Calculation of Dose Rates from Plutonium in Various Geometries.
FIXEXP: Iron-Standard Library Routine.
Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory, Richland, Washington.
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
FORTRAN IV and Assembler Language; CDC CYBER-74.
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
PUSHLD calculates gamma-ray dose rates at various distances from plutonium in three-dimensional source and shield geometries.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
The point kernel method is used to calculate the dose rate for a particular gamma-ray energy from a volume element of the source. Corrections are made for secondary radiation and calculations are performed analytically insofar as possible. Since simple analytical solutions are not possible for most geometries, results are usually obtained by numerical integration using Simpson's rule.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
A typical running time has not been determined by RSIC.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
PUSHLD was designed to run on a CDC CYBER-74 computer.
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
A FORTRAN IV compiler and associated CDC assembler is required.
J. N. Strode, "Transmittal of PUSHLD Gamma Shielding Code and Information Package" (October 1975).
J. N. Strode and H. H. Van Tuyl, "PUSHLD: A Code for Calculation of Gamma Dose Rates from Plutonium in Various Geometries," HEDL-TME 73-89.
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
Included are the referenced document and one (1.2MB) DOS diskette which contains the source code and sample problem input and an iron-standard library routine.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
October 1978; reviewed March 1982, updated January 1983, January 1985.
KEYWORDS: GAMMA-RAY; PLUTONIUM; SLAB; COMPLEX GEOMETRY; CYLINDRICAL GEOMETRY; SPHERICAL GEOMETRY; NUMERICAL INTEGRATION; KERNEL