1. NAME AND TITLE
ORMONTE: Uncertainty Analysis Code System for Use with User-Developed Systems Models.
INTOHIST: Converts raw data into cumulative distribution data.
REGIN: Provides z-value for given probability.
REGOUT: Provides probability corresponding to z-value.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
3. CODING LANGUAGE AND COMPUTER
Fortran 77; IBM PC.
4. NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVED
ORMONTE is a generic multivariable uncertainty analysis driver which can be linked to any
Fortran model supplied by the user. The user tells ORMONTE which variables in his model are
uncertain and describes the associated probability distributions. The user also tells ORMONTE which
outputs from his model are of interest and for which uncertainty profiles are desired. Given the
uncertainties in the inputs, ORMONTE samples the user-defined input distributions and ``drives'' or
runs the users model enough times such that a probability histogram or profile is constructed for the
user-defined outputs of interest. ORMONTE can also perform sequential one-variable-at-a-time
sensitivity studies and elasticity analysis. The user-supplied model is not restricted to a shielding
model. Any Fortran model where uncertain outputs can be represented as functions of uncertain,
independent inputs can be used. The ORMONTE package includes a set of Probability Data Analysis
(PDA) routines for converting raw probability data into probability distribution format suitable for
input to ORMONTE.
5. METHOD OF SOLUTION
ORMONTE uses the Monte Carlo technique to sample user-defined input probability distributions.
6. RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS
7. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
The SVSS sample problem took about 3.5 minutes; the MVSS option took about 9 minutes; and
the ELAS option took about 40 seconds. These runs were made on an IBM PC/XT with a math co-processor. The PDA options were not tested by RSIC.
8. COMPUTER HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
ORMONTE runs on IBM PC and compatibles with a math co-processor. With minor
modifications, such as Fortran OPEN statements, it has run on VAX, Cray and IBM mainframes.
9. COMPUTER SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
The code was written in Fortran 77 and was tested under PC-DOS (IBM PC). Executable files,
produced by the RM Fortran Version 2.42 compiler, are included. For the PDA options, LOTUS 1-2-3 software is required.
K. A. Williams and C. R. Hudson II, "ORMONTE: An Uncertainty Analysis Code for Use with
User-Developed Systems Models on Mainframe or Personal Computers," ORNL/TM-10714 (May
11. CONTENTS OF CODE PACKAGE
Included are the referenced document and one (1.2MB) DOS diskette which contains the source
files, executables and sample case input and output written in compressed form.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: MICROCOMPUTER; MONTE CARLO; INTERACTIVE, ON-LINE; UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS