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CCC-0463 GASPAR-II.

GASPAR-II, Radiation Exposure to Man from Air Releases of Reactor Effluents

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  GASPAR-II
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
GASPAR-II CCC-0463/01 Arrived 21-NOV-2001
GASPAR-II CCC-0463/03 Tested 26-FEB-1993

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
CCC-0463/01 IBM 3033
CCC-0463/03 DEC VAX 11/780 DEC VAX 6000
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

GASPAR implements the air release dose models of the NRC Regulatory Guide 1.109 for noble gases (semi-infinite plume only) and the radioiodine and particulate emissions.
GASPAR computes both population (ALARA-As Low As Reasonably Achievable and NEPA-National Environmental Policy Act) and individual doses. Site data, meteorological data, radionuclide release source terms, and location meteorological data for selected  individuals are specified as input data. The site data includes population data and milk, meat, and vegetation production. The meteorological data includes dispersion X/Q, X/Q decayed, X/Q decayed and depleted, and deposition. Population doses, individual doses, and cost benefit tables are calculated.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

There are two basic types of calculations, the  population dose calculation and the individual dose calculation; however, both may be combined in a single GASPAR execution. There are usually several source terms corresponding to several release points. As the dose is computed for each source term it is accumulated so that the dose printed for the first source term is the actual dose for that term. For all subsequent source terms the dose printed is the accumulated dose with the dose printed for the last source term, the grand total for the problem. For the cost benefit table, individual source term doses are generated. Seven pathways by which the nuclides travel to man are considered. These are plume, ground, inhalation, vegetation, cows' milk, goats' milk,  and meat. For the individual dose calculations, man is subdivided into the four age groups of infant (0 to 1 year), child (1-11 years), teenager (12-18 years) and adult (over 18 years). Each of these calculations take into account eight body organs - T. body, G.I. track, bone, liver, kidney, thyroid, lung, and skin.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:  None noted.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Each of the four sample problems required less than one second to execute, using the OS/VS2 operating system on the IBM 3033. On the VAX 8600 the sample problems took about 25 seconds each.
CCC-0463/03
NEA-DB compiled and executed the three test cases included in this package on a DEC VAX 6000-510 computer. Each of the cases ran in less than 3 seconds of CPU time.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

The IBM version of this code package contains the GASPAR source. In the VAX version no changes were made in the mathematical models, but some parameter values and  dose factors were updated. The VAX version reads dose rate conversion factors from the same data file as that used in CCC-363/LADTAP II, which contains data for data for 169 radionuclides. A summary of the changes are included in Appendix C
of NUREG/CR-4563.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
CCC-0463/01 21-NOV-2001 Masterfiled Arrived
CCC-0463/03 26-FEB-1993 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

- D.M. Hamby:
Verification of the Gaspar dose assessment module used in Maxigasp    and Popgasp
  WSRC-RP--92-418
CCC-0463/01, included references:
- K.F. Eckerman, F.J. Congel, A.K. Roecklein, W.J. Pasciak:
  User's Guide to GASPAR Code
  NUREG-0597 (June 1980).
- D.L. Strenge, T.J. Bander and J.K. Soldat:
  GASPAR II Technical Reference and User Guide
  NUREG/CR-4653, PNL-5907 (March 1987).
CCC-0463/03, included references:
- K.F. Eckerman, F.J. Congel, A.K. Roecklein, W.J. Pasciak:
  User's Guide to GASPAR Code
  NUREG-0597 (June 1980).
- D.L. Strenge, T.J. Bander and J.K. Soldat:
  GASPAR II Technical Reference and User Guide
  NUREG/CR-4653, PNL-5907 (March 1987).
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

The storage requirement is 366K and 260K to execute sample problems on the IBM 3033.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
CCC-0463/01 FORTRAN-IV
CCC-0463/03 FORTRAN-77
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED

A FORTRAN IV compiler is required for the IBM version. RSIC used the VAX VMS FORTRAN compiler (version 4.6) on the VAX 8600 to execute the sample cases.
CCC-0463/03
VAX/VMS V5.4.2.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Contributed by: Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
                Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U. S. A.

Developed by: Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
              U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
              Washington, D.C., USA

              Pacific Northwest Laboratory
              Richland, Washington, USA
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
CCC-0463/01
source program   mag tapeGASPAR dose code (FORTRAN IV)              SRCTP
test-case data   mag tapeGASPAR sample prob #1 (Individual Dose)    DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeGASPAR sample prob #2 (Population Dose)    DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeGASPAR sample prob #3 (Block Data)         DATTP
test-case data   mag tapeGASPAR sample prob #4 (Gen. Dose Factors)  DATTP
test-case output mag tapeGASPAR sample output prob #1               OUTTP
test-case output mag tapeGASPAR sample output prob #2               OUTTP
test-case output mag tapeGASPAR sample output prob #3               OUTTP
test-case output mag tapeGASPAR sample output prob #4               OUTTP
test-case data   mag tapeDose Factors for Block Data from prob #4   DATTP
report                   NUREG-0597 (June 1980)                     REPPT
report                   NUREG/CR-4653, PNL-5907 (March 1987)       REPPT
CCC-0463/03
File name File description Records
CCC0463_03.001 Information file 50
CCC0463_03.002 Command file to run problem 1 6
CCC0463_03.003 Command file to run problem 2 7
CCC0463_03.004 Command file to run problem 3 6
CCC0463_03.005 GASPAR-II FORTRAN source (1/91) 6106
CCC0463_03.006 Sample1 problem input 1 65
CCC0463_03.007 Sample1 problem input 2 74
CCC0463_03.008 Sample1 problem input 3 36
CCC0463_03.009 LSDTAP II library data 2205
CCC0463_03.010 XOQDOQ2 INPUT DATA 271
CCC0463_03.011 Sample problem output 1 2520
CCC0463_03.012 Sample problem output 2 1362
CCC0463_03.013 Sample problem output 3 3594
CCC0463_03.014 XOQDOQ2 sample output (original file) 341
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis

Keywords: doses, ingestion, inhalation, organs, plumes, radioactive effluents, radioactive release, surface air.