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CCC-0640 DCHAIN.

DCHAIN, Isotope Buildup and Isotope Decay by 1 Point Approximation

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  DCHAIN 1.3.
CCC-0640/01
DCHAIN 1.3.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
DCHAIN 1.3 CCC-0640/01 Arrived 20-AUG-2001

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
CCC-0640/01 Many Computers
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

DCHAIN calculates the time-dependent daughter populations in radioactive decay and
nuclear reaction chains. Chain members can have non-zero initial populations and be produced from the preceding chain member as the result of radioactive decay, a nuclear reaction, or both. Parent-daughter equilibrium times and relative activities at equilibrium can also be calculated. Program input can be supplied interactively or read from ASCII data files. Chain members can have non-zero initial populations and be produced from the preceding chain  members  as the result of radioactive decay, a nuclear reaction, or both. Extensive on-line help is available by entering "?" or "help" on response to any input request.
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4. METHODS

The calculation method involves solving a generalized form of the Bateman equations.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Default configuration limits the number of decay/reaction chain members to 15 (this can be changed by editing a configuration parameter and recompiling). Results must be saved in a file in order to  obtain hard-copy output.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

DCHAIN is interactive. Results are essentially instantaneous.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
CCC-0640/01 20-AUG-2001 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES

- H. Bateman:
Solution of a System of Differential Equations Occurring in the Theory of Radioactive Decay and Reaction Chain Calculations.
- American National Standard of Information Systems - Programming Language C. ANSI X3.159-1989.
CCC-0640/01
- L.V. East:
DCHAIN: A User-Friendly Computer Program for Radioactive Decay and Reaction Chain Calculations
EGG-NRP-11289 (May 1994)
CCC-0640/01, included references:
- H. Bateman:
Solution of a System of Differential Equations Occurring in the
Theory of Radioactive Decay and Reaction Chain Calculations.
- American National Standard of Information Systems - Programming
Language C. ANSI X3.159-1989.
- L.V. East:
DCHAIN: A User-Friendly Computer Program for Radioactive Decay
and Reaction Chain Calculations
EGG-NRP-11289 (May 1994)
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

  The included executable is for use  on personal computers running  DOS  V2.1 or higher. The code  may be recompiled on any computer which has  an  ANSI C capable compiler. The "character" user interface should be  compatible with any computer terminal or terminal emulator (support of ASCII escape sequences is not required). Memory requirements are minimal; less than 100KB under MS-DOS.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
CCC-0640/01 FORTRAN-77
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

An ANSI C compiler is required. An executable file is supplied for use on personal computers running MS/PC-DOS V2.1 or later. The program can be recompiled to run on any platform that supports ANSI C. To date, it has been compiled and tested on the following systems:
- MS-DOS V4.0 and V.6.2 using Microsoft C V6.0 and QuickC       V2.5
- VAX/VMS V5.x and V6.0 using VAX C V3.1
- Open VMS/AXP V1.5 using DEC C V1.3
- ULTRIX V4.3 using MIPS Systems C V2.10
- DG/UX Release 5.4R2.01 using GNU C V2.3.3
- IBM/AIX V3.2.5 using XLC Compiler
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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:
Idaho National Engineering
Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, through the Energy Science and Technology software Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
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README.RSI RSICC information file
DCHAIN.DOC Author's Information File
DCHAINPC.DOC Author's Information File
DCHAIN.EXE MS-DOS DCHAIN Executable
DECAY.BAT batch file to run samples
EXAMPLE1.DCI Sample input case 1
EXAMPLE1.DCO Sample output case 1
EXAMPLE2.DCI Sample input case 2
EXAMPLE2.DCO Sample output case 2
DCHAIN.H C header file for DCHAIN
DCHAIN.C C source file for DCHAIN
CH CALC.C C source subroutine-DCHAIN
CNV TIME.C source subroutine-DCHAIN
GETNAME.C source subroutine-DCHAIN
DCHBLD.VMS Makefile for VMS
MKDCHAIN Makefile for UNIX
DCHAIN.MAK Makefile for MS Quick C
EGG-NRP-11289 (May 1994)
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17. CATEGORIES
  • D. Depletion, Fuel Management, Cost Analysis, and Power Plant Economics

Keywords: daughter products, decay, isotope production, transmutation.