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NESC0887 GETOUT.

GETOUT, Radioactive Release and Decay Chain Calculation for Nuclear Waste Disposal

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  GETOUT.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
GETOUT NESC0887/02 Tested 25-FEB-1982

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC0887/02 UNIVAC 1110 UNIVAC 1110
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION

GETOUT is a set of four FORTRAN programs and associated subroutines developed as an aid to investigate the migration of radionuclide chains from an underground source. The model to be analyzed is an underground nuclear waste disposal site and a uniform one-dimendional soil column that connects the site with a surface water body. At an arbritrary time after the waste is deposited, the radioactive material is released to an underground aquifer which flows at constant velocity directly  through the soil column into the surface body. The program takes into account the compilations introduced by the radioactive decay of first-order chains to produce other species which have different absorption characteristics and, in turn, decay at different rates.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

GETOUT's programs ONE, TWO, and THREE solve analytical expressions describing the migration of single nuclides,  and 2- and 3-member chains, respectively. Program FOUR solves more complex chains described by empirical combinations of simpler chains. The equations used were developed by Lester, Burkholder, Jansen, and Cloninger. Solutions are computed for impulse release without dispersion,impulse release with dispersion, band release without dispersion, and band release with dispersion. Time/inventory profiles are calculated.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

Maxima of -
    88 discharge profiles
    51 single chains
    26 two-member chains
    11 three-member chains
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

NESC executed the four programs in 320, 225,  280, and 150 CP seconds, respectively, on an UNIVAC 1100/44.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

GETOUT can be executed in either batch or interactive mode.
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

Data for the inventory library, MINV, are typically derived from the output of a program such as ORIGEN (NESC Abstract 874).
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC0887/02 25-FEB-1982 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

- M.J. Bell,
  ORIGEN: The ORNL Isotope Generation and Depletion Code,
  ORNL-4628, May 1973.
- D.A. Baker, G.R. Hoenes, and J.K. Soldat,
  FOOD: An Interactive Code to Calculate Internal Radiation Doses
  from Contaminated Food Products,
  BNWL-SA-5523, 1976.
- Harry C. Burkholder and Michael O. Cloninger,
  "The Reconcentration Phenomenon of Radionuclide Chain Migration",
  Absorption and Ion Exchange Separations, American Institute of
  Chemical Engineers Symposium Series 179 Vol. 74, pp. 83-90, 1978,
  also published as BNWL-SA-5786, 1976.
- D.H. Denham, D.A. Baker, J.K. Soldat, and J.P. Corley,
  Radiological Evaluations for Advanced Waste Management Studies,
  BNWL-1764, September 1973.
- H.C. Burkholder, M.O. Cloninger, D.A. Baker, and G. Jansen,
  Incentives for Partitioning High-Level Waste, Nuclear Technology,
  Vol.31, pp. 202-217, November 1976, also published as
  BNWL-1927, November 1975.
- D.H. Lester, george Jansen, and H.C. Burkholder,
  "Migration of Radionuclide Chains Through an Absorbing Medium",
  Absorption and Ion Exchange, American Institute of Chemical En-
  gineers Symposium Series 152, Vol. 71, pp. 202-213, 1975.
NESC0887/02, included references:
-  W. V. DeMier et al.:
    GETOUT - A Computer Program for Predicting Radionuclide Decay
    Chain Transport Through Geologic Media.
    PNL-2970 UC-70 (August 1979).
-  NESC Note 81-23 (April 14, 1981).
- GETOUT: A Computer Code for One-Dimensional Analytical
Solution for Radionuclide Transport (Technical Report)
ONWI-433 Distribution Category UC-70 (April 1973)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

Program ONE requires 29,000 words of main memory and 205,000 words of direct access storage for execution.
Programs TWO and THREE require 31,000 words of main memory and 86,000 and 47,000 words of direct access storage, respectively, and  program FOUR requires 44,000 words of main memory and an additional  475,000 words of direct access storage for execution.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC0887/02 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:  EXEC 8.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

Programs ONE, TWO, THREE, and FOUR must be executed in sequence. The intermediate output for each of the 1-, 2-, and 3-member chains is written to separate files on a disk. These files may be examined and, if desired, edited before program FOUR is executed. Each pro- gram makes use of the UNIVAC system routine FACSF for interpretation and processing of an Executive control statement within the program.  These programs should be compiled under the ASCII (FTN) compiler. Modifications are necessary to compile the programs under the older  FORTRAN V E3 and T3 compilers.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR

             M.O. Cloninger, W.V. DeMier*,
             and P.J. Liddell
             Pacific Northwest Laboratories
             Battelle
             P.O. Box 999
             Richland, Washington 99352

             H.C. Burkholder
             Battelle Memorial Institute
             505 King Avenue
             Columbus, Ohio 43201
* Contact
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC0887/02
File name File description Records
NESC0887_02.002 GETOUT INFORMATION 55
NESC0887_02.003 GETOUT SUBPROGRAMS SOURCE FORTRAN-4 4020
NESC0887_02.004 ONE MAIN PROGRAM SOURCE FORTRAN-4 750
NESC0887_02.005 ONE JCL FOR TEST CASE 30
NESC0887_02.006 ONE INPUT FOR TEST CASE 30
NESC0887_02.007 ONE OUTPUT OF TEST CASE 810
NESC0887_02.008 TWO MAIN PROGRAM SOURCE FORTRAN-4 660
NESC0887_02.009 TWO JCL FOR TEST CASE 30
NESC0887_02.010 TWO INPUT FOR TEST CASE 30
NESC0887_02.011 TWO OUTPUT OF TEST CASE 90
NESC0887_02.012 THREE MAIN PROGRAM SOURCE FORTRAN-4 630
NESC0887_02.013 DIVOFF SOURCE (AUX OF THREE) ASSEMBLER 30
NESC0887_02.014 THREE JCL FOR TEST CASE 30
NESC0887_02.015 THREE INPUT FOR TEST CASE 30
NESC0887_02.016 THREE OUTPUT OF TEST CASE 300
NESC0887_02.017 FOUR MAIN PROGRAM SOURCE FORTRAN-4 450
NESC0887_02.018 FOUR JCL FOR TEST CASE 30
NESC0887_02.019 FOUR INPUT FOR TEST CASE 30
NESC0887_02.020 FOUR OUTPUT OF TEST CASE 1290
NESC0887_02.021 MINV NUCLIDE INVENTORY FILE 60
NESC0887_02.022 XNAME NUCLIDE LABEL FILE 120
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17. CATEGORIES
  • R. Environmental and Earth Sciences

Keywords: fission products, ground water, radioactive waste storage, radionuclide migration, underground storage.