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CCC-0620 SEECAL-2.0.

SEECAL-2.0, Specific Effective Energy in Human Body Due to Radiation

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  SEECAL-2.0.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
SEECAL-2.0 CCC-0620/01 Tested 31-AUG-1995

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
CCC-0620/01 IBM PC PC-80486
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

SEECAL computes specific effective energies (SEE) for any of 54 source regions and 32 target regions in the human body and for ages from newborn to adult male and adult female and for any of 838 radionuclides in the ICRP Publication 38 collection or 242 radionuclides in the Medical Internal Radiation Dose Committee (MIRD) collection. Reference individuals are newborn, 1-year-old, 5-year-old, 10-year-old, 15-year-old, 70-kg adult male and 58-kg adult female. Sources and targets from the new ICRP respiratory tract model (ICRP  Publication 66, 1994) are included in Version 2.0 of SEECAL. Computation of specific effective energies is a first step in radiation dose and risk calculations.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The specific effective energies are computed from equations given in ICRP Publication 56, Part 1 (1989), ICRP Publication 60 (1991), and databases of nuclear decay data, absorbed fractions, and region masses.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

The present version  does not address the radiations emitted in spontaneous fission. SEECAL can handle up to:
  - 30 nuclides and
  - 6000 radiations (for all nuclides combined).
If one of these numbers is exceeded, SEECAL will write an error message to the LOG file and stop execution.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Running time varies from a few seconds to a
few minutes, depending on the number of source and target regions, the number of age groups, and the number and complexity of radionuclides chosen.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

In order to use SEECAL, the data library package DLC-0172 (ZZ-NUCDECAY) is required. This package contains two data collections:
- ICRP38 (838 radionuclides)
- MIRD (242 radionuclides)
and four retrieval programs:
- DEXRAX: extracts the decay data from library for radionuclides specified by user
- CHAIN: lists the decay chain headed by a user-specified parent radionuclide
- RADLINE: identifies radionuclides which emit alpha or photon radiations of a user-specified energy
- RADSUM: provides a summary of the radiations emitted by a
user-specified radionuclide.
The SEECAL package also contains the following programs: - SEEDEX: allows to run sequentially DEXRAX, SEEPAR, and SEECAL.
- SEEPAR: builds a "user request file" from interactive menus.
- SAFAF: plots and lists photon SAF data for reference individuals (adult male, 15-year-old, 10-year-old, 5-year-old, 1-year-old and newborn) and alpha and electron AF data for source/target pairs in the respiratory tract (ICRP Publication 66).
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
CCC-0620/01 31-AUG-1995 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
CCC-0620/01, included references:
- M. Cristy and K.F. Eckerman:
  Addendum to SEECAL: Program to Calculate Age-Dependent Specific
  Effective Energies,
  Version 2.0 information (March 27, 1995)
- M. Cristy and K.F. Eckerman:
  SEECAL: Program to Calculate Age-Dependent Specific Effective
  Energies
  ORNL/TM-12351 (December 1993)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

SEECAL was designed for use on PC-compatible  computers. SEECAL and associated files require about 2 MBytes on hard drive, and the nuclear decay files (see item 8) require about 7 MBytes.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
CCC-0620/01 BASIC
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED

The package consist of database and computational programs, with some input selected form menus. The menuing and other user-interface routines were written in Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (Ver.7.1) or Microsoft C (Ver.6) and all computational programs were written   in   Microsoft  FORTRAN   (Ver.5.1).
Programs fragments gathered in file READ_SEE.FOR are written in Fortran 88.
CCC-0620/01
DOS-6.20.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

Source
code for SEECAL is not supplied, but program fragments in Fortran (file READ_SEE.FOR) are provided to show how to read SEE files output by SEECAL.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Contributed by: Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
                Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37831, USA
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
CCC-0620/01
File name File description Records
CCC0620_01.001 Information file 257
CCC0620_01.002 Author's information file 399
CCC0620_01.003 Alpha AF data for source/target in lung 37
CCC0620_01.004 Electron AF data for source/target in lung 59
CCC0620_01.005 Electron and alpha AF: newborn 65
CCC0620_01.006 Electron and alpha AF: 1-year-old 65
CCC0620_01.007 Electron and alpha AF: 5-year-old 65
CCC0620_01.008 Electron and alpha AF: 10-year-old 65
CCC0620_01.009 Electron and alpha AF: 15-year-old 65
CCC0620_01.010 Electron and alpha AF: adult male 64
CCC0620_01.011 Electron and alpha AF: adult female 62
CCC0620_01.012 Photon SAF data: newborn 0
CCC0620_01.013 Photon SAF data: 1-year-old 0
CCC0620_01.014 Photon SAF data: 5-year-old 0
CCC0620_01.015 Photon SAF data: 10-year-old 0
CCC0620_01.016 Photon SAF data: 15-year-old 0
CCC0620_01.017 Photon SAF data: adult male 0
CCC0620_01.018 Photon SAF data: adult female 0
CCC0620_01.019 Region masses: newborn 89
CCC0620_01.020 Region masses: 1-year-old 89
CCC0620_01.021 Region masses: 5-year-old 88
CCC0620_01.022 Region masses: 10-year-old 88
CCC0620_01.023 Region masses: 15-year-old 88
CCC0620_01.024 Region masses: adult male 89
CCC0620_01.025 Region masses: adult female 79
CCC0620_01.026 Batch file to run SAFAF 26
CCC0620_01.027 Batch file to run SEECAL 11
CCC0620_01.028 Batch file to run SEEDEX 44
CCC0620_01.029 Batch file to run SEEPAR 11
CCC0620_01.030 Program SAFAF executable 0
CCC0620_01.031 Program SEECAL executable 0
CCC0620_01.032 Program SEEDEX executable 0
CCC0620_01.033 Program SEEPAR executable 0
CCC0620_01.034 Program SAFAF initialization file 10
CCC0620_01.035 Program SEECAL initialization file 25
CCC0620_01.036 Program SEEPAR initialization file 1
CCC0620_01.037 FORTRAN fragments to read SEE output files 294
CCC0620_01.038 Request file for sample #1 51
CCC0620_01.039 Request file for sample #2 43
CCC0620_01.040 Request file for sample #3 39
CCC0620_01.041 Request file for sample #3a 40
CCC0620_01.042 Radiation file for samples #1 to #3a 739
CCC0620_01.043 Beta spectra file for samples #1 to #3a 348
CCC0620_01.044 Standard name file 104
CCC0620_01.045 Font file #1 used by SAFAF 0
CCC0620_01.046 Font file #2 used by SAFAF 0
CCC0620_01.047 Font file #3 used by SAFAF 0
CCC0620_01.048 Font file #4 used by SAFAF 0
CCC0620_01.049 Font file #5 used by SAFAF 0
CCC0620_01.050 Symbol table for FASTPLOT library 113
CCC0620_01.051 DOS file-names 50
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis

Keywords: dose rates, radiation doses, radiation effects.