Database/Template Protocol to Automate Development of Complex Environmental Input Models

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At the U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Site, complex environmental models were required to analyze the performance of a suite of radionuclides, including decay chains consisting of multiple radionuclides. To facilitate preparation of the model for each radionuclide a sophisticated protocol was established to link a database containing material information with a template. The protocol consists of data and special commands in the template, control information in the database and key selection information in the database. A preprocessor program reads a template, incorporates the appropriate information from the database and generates the final model. In effect, the database/template protocol ... continued below

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COLLARD, LEONARD November 10, 2004.

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At the U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Site, complex environmental models were required to analyze the performance of a suite of radionuclides, including decay chains consisting of multiple radionuclides. To facilitate preparation of the model for each radionuclide a sophisticated protocol was established to link a database containing material information with a template. The protocol consists of data and special commands in the template, control information in the database and key selection information in the database. A preprocessor program reads a template, incorporates the appropriate information from the database and generates the final model. In effect, the database/template protocol forms a command language. That command language typically allows the user to perform multiple independent analyses merely by setting environmental variables to identify the nuclides to be analyzed and having the template reference those environmental variables. The environmental variables ca n be set by a batch or script that serves as a shell to analyze each radionuclide in a separate subdirectory (if desired) and to conduct any preprocessing and postprocessing functions. The user has complete control to generate the database and how it interacts with the template. This protocol was valuable for analyzing multiple radionuclides for a single disposal unit. It can easily be applied for other disposal units, to uncertainty studies, and to sensitivity studies. The protocol can be applied to any type of model input for any computer program. A primary advantage of this protocol is that it does not require any programming or compiling while providing robust applicability.

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  • SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference, San Diego, CA (US), 04/02/2005--04/08/2005

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  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-2004-00804
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 835532
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc786652

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COLLARD, LEONARD. Database/Template Protocol to Automate Development of Complex Environmental Input Models, article, November 10, 2004; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc786652/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.