Accession Number:

AD0860801

Title:

Monte Carlo Procedures for Transport of X-Rays and Fluorescent Light Through a Spherical, Altitude-Dependent Atmosphere. Vol. 1. X-Ray Transport.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 68-30 Jun 69,

Corporate Author:

RADIATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC FORT WORTH TX

Report Date:

1969-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This report describes a set of machine procedures that were coded in FORTRAN-IV language for the IBM-36075 computer. These procedures provide machine tools for studying the x-ray energy deposition and the production and transport of x-ray induced air fluorescence to arbitrarily placed VELA-type receivers that result from a high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon. The x-ray transport procedure, ZAP, is described in Volume I of this report. It computes energy deposition and expectation fluxes at spherical surface receivers as a function of altitude, time, energy, and a position polar angle for energy, time, and angle-dependent point sources. The atmosphere is altitude-dependent and is described by a spherical shell geometry. Volume I contains a discussion of the ZAP procedure, input data preparation procedures for ZAP, and a data plotting procedure. Comparisons of computations made with ZAP with other calculated data are reported both in Volumes I and II of this report. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE