Accession Number : AD0658110

Title :   A PROGRAM TO COMPUTE BETA RADIATION DOSAGE. VOLUME II. USER'S MANUAL AND PROGRAM LISTINGS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN RESEARCH CORP FULLERTON CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Petty,Joan S. ; Curtis,Gale B.

Report Date : 01 AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 208

Abstract : American Research Corporation has developed a computer program to calculate beta radiation dosages to tissue incurred from contact with radioactive particles containing mixed fission products. This program is capable of evaluating beta radiation dosages arising from contact with particles originating from a nuclear weapon detonation as well as particles resulting from the destruction of a nuclear propulsion reactor. Versions of the Program to Compute Beta Radiation Dosage have been prepared for the CDC 3600 and IBM 7094 computers. Flexible input/output procedures provide control over the selection and arrangement of output parameters. Many tables, functions, and parameters, considered input quantities in most programs, have been incorporated into this program. These quantities may be treated as optional inputs where desired, however. Volume I of the report discusses the technical and programming approaches utilized and describes the program in general terms. Volume II contains detailed instructions for the use of the program as well as program listings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, RADIATION DOSAGE), FALLOUT, BETA PARTICLES, DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS, FISSION PRODUCT ACTIVITY, DOSAGE, ABSORPTION, RADIOACTIVE DECAY, TABLES(DATA), RADIATION HAZARDS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE