Interactive Rapid Dose Assessment Model (IRDAM): reactor-accident assessment methods. Vol. 2

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As part of the continuing emphasis on emergency preparedness, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) sponsored the development of a rapid dose assessment system by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL). This system, the Interactive Rapid Dose Assessment Model (IRDAM) is a micro-computer based program for rapidly assessing the radiological impact of accidents at nuclear power plants. This document describes the technical bases for IRDAM including methods, models and assumptions used in calculations. IRDAM calculates whole body (5-cm depth) and infant thyroid doses at six fixed downwind distances between 500 and 20,000 meters. Radionuclides considered primarily consist of noble gases and radioiodines. ... continued below

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Poeton, R.W.; Moeller, M.P.; Laughlin, G.J. & Desrosiers, A.E. May 1, 1983.

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As part of the continuing emphasis on emergency preparedness, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) sponsored the development of a rapid dose assessment system by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL). This system, the Interactive Rapid Dose Assessment Model (IRDAM) is a micro-computer based program for rapidly assessing the radiological impact of accidents at nuclear power plants. This document describes the technical bases for IRDAM including methods, models and assumptions used in calculations. IRDAM calculates whole body (5-cm depth) and infant thyroid doses at six fixed downwind distances between 500 and 20,000 meters. Radionuclides considered primarily consist of noble gases and radioiodines. In order to provide a rapid assessment capability consistent with the capacity of the Osborne-1 computer, certain simplifying approximations and assumptions are made. These are described, along with default values (assumptions used in the absence of specific input) in the text of this document. Two companion volumes to this one provide additional information on IRDAM. The user's Guide (NUREG/CR-3012, Volume 1) describes the setup and operation of equipment necessary to run IRDAM. Scenarios for Comparing Dose Assessment Models (NUREG/CR-3012, Volume 3) provides the results of calculations made by IRDAM and other models for specific accident scenarios.

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  • Other: DE83012498
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR-3012-Vol.2
  • Report No.: PNL-4510-Vol.2
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/6168034 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1111010

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Poeton, R.W.; Moeller, M.P.; Laughlin, G.J. & Desrosiers, A.E. Interactive Rapid Dose Assessment Model (IRDAM): reactor-accident assessment methods. Vol. 2, report, May 1, 1983; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1111010/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.