EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 153, 2017ICRS-13 & RPSD-2016, 13th International Conference on Radiation Shielding & 19th Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division of the American Nuclear Society - 2016
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||6. Calculation Methods Monte Carlo & Deterministic|
|Published online||25 September 2017|
Simplification of an MCNP model designed for dose rate estimation
1 Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545
2 Present: GAEA Scientific, 394 Catherine Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544
* Corresponding author: RTP@gaea-scientific.com
Published online: 25 September 2017
A study was made to investigate the methods of building a simplified MCNP model for radiological dose estimation. The research was done using an example of a complicated glovebox with extra shielding. The paper presents several different calculations for neutron and photon dose evaluations where glovebox elements were consecutively excluded from the MCNP model. The analysis indicated that to obtain a fast and reasonable estimation of dose, the model should be realistic in details that are close to the tally. Other details may be omitted.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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