Accession Number : AD0697140

Title :   ERGDOSE: A UNIVAC 1108 COMPUTER CODE TO CALCULATE PREDICTED DOSES FROM THE DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER REACTORS GROUP FORT BELVOIR VA ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Aldrich,Lester K. , II ; Meyer,Charles E. ; Myers,Charles A.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A major concern in the siting of a nuclear power plant is the effect of released radioactivity in the case of a design accident. Such a situation implies release of all fission products from the fuel matrix, and further leakage of those highly radioactive products from the vapor container along with the associated high-pressure steam. Once in the atmosphere, the fission products can be spread by the prevailing wind, and in this way, are likely to be inhaled by nearby inhabitants. Of the many products of nuclear fission, iodine, because of its concentration by the thyroid after ingestion into the body, represents the greatest biological hazard. A computer code, ERGDOSSE (Engineer Reactors Group DOSE Calculation) was written specifically to calculate the resultant ingested dose due to five isotopes of iodine at any time after the initiation of a design basis accident, and at any distance from the site of that accident. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, SITE SELECTION), (*REACTOR ACCIDENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), (*RADIATION DOSAGE, IODINE), FISSION PRODUCTS, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, CONFINEMENT(NUCLEAR REACTORS), REACTOR SAFETY SYSTEMS, FALLOUT, WIND, DOSE RATE, HEALTH PHYSICS

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE