Comparison of RESRAD with hand calculations

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This report is a continuation of an earlier comparison done with two other computer programs, GENII and PATHRAE. The dose calculations by the two programs were compared with each other and with hand calculations. These band calculations have now been compared with RESRAD Version 5.41 to examine the use of standard models and parameters in this computer program. The hand calculations disclosed a significant computational error in RESRAD. The Pu-241 ingestion doses are five orders of magnitude too small. In addition, the external doses from some nuclides differ greatly from expected values. Both of these deficiencies have been corrected in ... continued below

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Rittmann, P.D. September 1, 1995.

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This report is a continuation of an earlier comparison done with two other computer programs, GENII and PATHRAE. The dose calculations by the two programs were compared with each other and with hand calculations. These band calculations have now been compared with RESRAD Version 5.41 to examine the use of standard models and parameters in this computer program. The hand calculations disclosed a significant computational error in RESRAD. The Pu-241 ingestion doses are five orders of magnitude too small. In addition, the external doses from some nuclides differ greatly from expected values. Both of these deficiencies have been corrected in later versions of RESRAD.

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  • 17. low-level radioactive waste management conference, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 12-14 Dec 1995

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  • Other: DE96002797
  • Report No.: WHC-SA--2964
  • Report No.: CONF-951209--4
  • Grant Number: AC06-87RL10930
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 147743
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620432

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Rittmann, P.D. Comparison of RESRAD with hand calculations, article, September 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620432/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.