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WELCOME TO RADTRAN/RADCAT
RADTRAN is a program and code for calculating the risks of transporting radioactive materials.
The first versions of the program, RADTRAN I and II, were developed for NUREG-0170 (USNRC,
1977), the first environmental impact statement on transportation of radioactive materials.
RADTRAN and its associated software have undergone a number of improvements and
advances consistent with improvements in computer technology.
DOWNLOADING AND CHECKING FOR THE LATEST VERSION
You can download the RADCAT/RADTRAN package from http://www.evolutionnext.com/radcat.
" On the web page, click on click here and fill out the application.
" When you are approved, you will be notified by email.
" When you are approved, you can click on Download Radcat. You will be asked for your
username. Your username is the email address you listed in the application.
" When you sign in, you will be advised that you may want to download the Java Runtime
Environment. Actually you must download the Java Runtime Environment if it is not already
on your computer. To do this, go to http://www.'ava.com ; scroll to the green box at the upper
right of the screen, and click on the yellow bar labeled "Get It Now."
" Download the Windows online installation. (You may want to download and read the
instructions, but it isn't absolutely necessary.)
" Install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on your PC. If you are on a network, you may
get a message indicating that you can't install. If this happens, you will need help from your
network administrator to install it, or to give you access through a firewall. If you have a
firewall (like ZoneAlarm) on the computer you are using, turn it off before installing the JRE.
" Once JRE is installed, you can go back to Download Radcat on the Main Menu and
download RADCAT. You will be asked to integrate it to the desktop environment, which is
suggested. When you launch RADCAT (the application), you may get a notice that says
there is no certificate of authenticity; launch the application anyway. The process for applying
for the certificate may not be complete.
" Once you have installed JRE, you can launch RADCAT either from JRE or from the RADCAT
icon. If you want to download the latest version, go back to
http://www.evolutionnext.com/radcat , click on Download Radcat, click on Launch the
Application, and the latest version will be downloaded. you may get a notice that says there
is no certificate of authenticity; launch the application anyway. The process for applying for
the certificate may not be complete.
When you download RADCAT, you will be prompted to save the icon on your desktop. A Java
Webstart icon can also be placed on your desktop. RADCAT/RADTRAN can be opened at any
time from the desktop icon.
RUNNING RADTRAN WITH RADCAT
You can run an existing input file with RADCAT, by following these steps:
1. Open RADCAT.
2. In RADCAT, choose the file you want to run, either by using the File pull-down menu or by
clicking on the Open icon. Your directory will appear and you can choose the file you wish to run.
When you have selected a file, the title of the file will appear in the Title space.
3. Click on the Run RADTRAN icon (the icon showing a computer monitor). The output file will
appear and can be saved to your computer.
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O'Donnell, Brandon M. (University of Michigan); Hinojosa, Daniel; Weiner, Ruth F.; Heames, Terence John (Alion Science, Inc.); Orcutt, David J. (University of Michigan) & Mills, George Scott. RADTRAN/RADCAT user guide., report, June 1, 2007; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc931290/m1/2/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.