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CCC-0556 QUINCE

QUINCE, Dose Absorption, Health Risk from Skin Contamination

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  QUINCE
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
QUINCE CCC-0556/01 Tested 06-OCT-1994

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
CCC-0556/01 IBM PC PC-80486
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

The program QUINCE is an
enhanced version of the VARSKIN code (CCC-0522) which computes absorbed dose and survival from a disc or point source on the skin surface, irradiating cells at the base of the skin.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

VARSKIN assumes that the dose from the last point of integration was close to zero and any remaining dose from that point was negligible. QUINCE was modified to add the dose from  the last integration point out to the maximum range based on a straight line extrapolation to zero. QUINCE provides a smooth integral function by which the integrated dose is obtained, as opposed to the step function method in VARSKIN. QUINCE allows dose calculation for mixtures of up to five isotopes whereas VARSKIN requires separate runs for each isotope in the mixture. QUINCE prints dose averaged over a one square centimetre area and the new area that is selected.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:  QUINCE allows mixtures of up to five isotopes.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

The code is interactive. The sample input took only a few seconds on an IBM PC/XT (4.7 megahertz) running under DOS 3.3 with a math coprocessor.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
CCC-0556/01 06-OCT-1994 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
CCC-0556/01, included references:
- Michael C. Williams:
  Validation, Verification and Use of the Computer Software Program
  QUINCE for Skin Dose Calculation
  Informal document, Union Electric Co. ST. Louis, MO 1990.
- Michael C. Williams:
  A Method for Adding Nuclides to VARSKIN and QUINCE Skin Dose
  Calculation Software
  Reprint Radiation Protection Management, Vol. 4, No.6, pp. 25-34
  (Nov/Dec 1987).
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

IBM PC and compatibles. A math coprocessor is not required.
CCC-0556/01
The sample problems were run at the NEA-DB on a PC DELL 466/L with 80486 processor, 66 MHz, and 16 MBytes of RAM. The size of the executable file produced using the Microsoft compiler and linker is 75 Kbytes, whereas the size of the QUINCE executable file created using the Lahey compiler and linker (using the stub loader) is 321 KBytes.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
CCC-0556/01 FORTRAN-77
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED

The code was written in FORTRAN 77 and tested under PC-DOS (IBM PC). An executable file produced by the MICROSOFT FORTRAN Version 4.01 is included.
CCC-0556/01
QUINCE was run at the NEA-DB under MS-DOS 6.2. Two different executable files were created, compiled and linked, respectively with: - the Lahey F77L-EM32 FORTRAN 77 compiler version 5.20 and the Lahey linker 386LINK version 5.1; and - the Microsoft FORTRAN-77 compiler version 5.10 and linker version 5.15.
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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:   Union Electric Company
                St. Louis
                Missouri, U.S.A.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
CCC-0556/01
File name File description Records
CCC0556_01.001 QUINCE Information file 258
CCC0556_01.002 Source file with main program and subroutine 1490
CCC0556_01.003 Source file with mathematical subroutines 702
CCC0556_01.004 Batch file to create "MicroSoft" executable 39
CCC0556_01.005 Batch file to create "Lahey" executable 40
CCC0556_01.006 QUINCE executable using MicroSoft compiler 0
CCC0556_01.007 QUINCE executable using Lahey compiler 0
CCC0556_01.008 Sample input file to run QUINCE 11
CCC0556_01.009 Data file containg nuclide information 666
CCC0556_01.010 Sample output file produced by QUINCEMS.EXE 129
CCC0556_01.011 Sample output file produced by QUINCELH.EXE 129
CCC0556_01.012 DOS file-names 11
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis

Keywords: absorption, irradiation, radiation doses, tissues.