RSICC CODE PACKAGE CCC-696
1. NAME AND TITLE
LAHET 2.8: Code System for High Energy Particle Transport Calculations.
HCNV and TRX: Convert LAHET ASCII data to binary.
PRPR: Pre-processor for extracting various hardware versions.
RELATED DATA LIBRARIES
Libraries specific to the LAHET Bertini model are included in a file called BERTIN. Gamma production cross sections from spallation products are included in a file called PHTLIB.
Group X-5, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
Fortran 77; Cray computers and UNIX Workstations; there is NO PC version (C00696MFMWS00).
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
LAHET2.8 is typically used for transport calculation for nucleons and pions in the medium energy range within a complex geometry. Results estimated include particle fluxes, particle production, energy deposition, activation and material damage. LAHET may also be used to calculate differential particle production cross sections from the models included in the code.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
Transport of particles includes Gaussian multiple Coulomb scattering with Gaussian range straggling for charged particles. Nuclear interactions are described by the intranuclear cascade/evaporation/fission model (Bertini or Isabel Inc. models) and nuclear elastic scattering is included for nucleon transport. The geometric description is that adapted from MCNP Version 3A. The transport of photons and low-energy neutrons produced in a LAHET calculation is accomplished by linking to MCNP Version 4B or 4C through a particle source file.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
The recommended upper limit for nucleon transport is 3.5 GeV; for pions, it is 2.5 GeV. Higher energies are possible, but the interaction physics is problematic. Muons are transported without nuclear interaction. Hydrogen and helium ions are generally restricted to interactions below 1 GeV/amu. Complete utilization REQUIRES the installation of MCNP Version 4B or 4C and the associated cross section libraries. MCNPis not included in LAHET but is available from RSICC as CCC-700/MCNP4C and DLC-200/MCNPDATA..
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
For realistic calculations, running times are typically a few hours to a few days, including an MCNP execution.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
LAHET2.8 runs on either a CRAY or UNIX workstation. Machine specific patches are included for Unicos, SGI IRIX, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, and HP-UX. LAHET does not run on personal computers.
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
LAHET2.8 requires a Fortran 77 compiler under a Unix operating system. LAHET 2.8 was tested at RSICC on the following machines:
SUN UltraSparc 60 under Sun OS 5.6 using f77 5.0
IBM 43P Model 260, running AIX 4.3. with XLF 6.1
HP B1000 under HP-UX B.10.20 using f77 V0.20
a) included in documentation:
R. E. Prael, "Installation of the LAHET Code System with LAHET2.8," LA-UR-00-4454 (September 18, 2000).
R. E. Prael and D. G. Madland, "The LAHET Code System with LAHET2.8," LA-UR-00-2140 (January 2000).
b) background reference:
R. E. Prael and H. Lichtenstein, "User Guide to LCS: The LAHET Code System," LA-UR-89-3014 (September 1989).
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
Included are the referenced documents in (10.a) and a CD which includes the source code, scripts, test cases, and data libraries written in a GNU compressed tar file. Executables are not included with the package.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: CHARGED PARTICLES; COMPLEX GEOMETRY; HIGH ENERGY; MONTE CARLO; NUCLEON; NEUTRON; PION; PROTON; WORKSTATION