Calculation of population doses with RADTRAN for route segments that have an unpopulated near-field region [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1998.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 11 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Sandia National Laboratories
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The RADTRAN code (Neuhauser and Kanipe, 1994) models the radiological consequences of the transportation of radioactive materials, both the exposures that will occur if the transport occurs without incident, and the exposures that may occur should the transport vehicle be involved in an accident while en route. Because accidents might occur at any point along a transportation route, RADTRAN divides the route into segments (links) and uses a uniform population density and constant meteorological conditions (wind speed and atmospheric stability) to represent the population and weather characteristics of each route segment. A way to perform RADTRAN calculations, that allows an unpopulated near-field region along a transportation link to be approximately modeled, is described, validated, and then illustratively applied to a coastal sailing route.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
PATRAM `98: 12. international conference on packaging and transportation of radioactive material, Paris (France), 10-15 May 1998.
Neuhauser, S.; Sprung, J.L.; Kanipe, F.L.
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