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NEA-0493 PLUDOS.

PLUDOS, Ground Level Gamma Dose from Radioactive Release at Various Heights

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  PLUDOS.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
PLUDOS NEA-0493/01 Tested 01-NOV-1977

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-0493/01 IBM 370 series IBM 370 series
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3. NATURE OF PHYSICAL PROBLEM SOLVED

Calculation of the ground level external gamma radiation dose from a radioactive gaseous effluent.
Height of the release, attenuation by the air and radioactive decay  are taken into account.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The plume having Gaussian cross-wise and vertical distributions of activity is replaced by a set of line sources diverging from the stack top. The dose rate from a single line is obtained using QUAD (which is based on Simpson's rule) and the total dose rate obtained by the summing of the line dose rates to convergence.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

The program must be re-submitted for each weather category.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME:  About 2 sec. per dose/rate calculated.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES: UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM
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8. RELATED OR AUXILIARY PROGRAMS: RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-0493/01 01-NOV-1977 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES
NEA-0493/01, included references:
- J.Allen and F.Abbey,
"PLUDOS, A Fortran Program to Calculate the Ground
Level Entrance Gamma Dose from a Radioactive Plume"
February 1973.
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

   120 kbytes core storage
   3 magnetic tapes
   1 printer having 133 positions.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-0493/01 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM OR MONITOR UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  7-J.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

ANY OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR.
J.Allen and F. Abbey
Theoretical & Computing Section
S.R.D. Culcheth
Wigshaw Lane
Culcheth
Warrington
United Kingdom.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-0493/01
File name File description Records
NEA0493_01.001 SOURCE PROGRAM - F4 - EBCDIC 985
NEA0493_01.002 JCL 5
NEA0493_01.003 SAMPLE PROBLEM INPUT DATA 12
NEA0493_01.004 SAMPLE PROBLEM PRINTED OUTPUT 108
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis
  • R. Environmental and Earth Sciences

Keywords: doses, gamma radiation, gaseous wastes, plumes, radioactive aerosols.