[fluka-discuss]: Region Volumes in Dose calculation

From: <mark.ibison_at_cockcroft.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:46:07 +0000

Dear FLUKA Users,

I would like to check my understanding of the way that FLUKA uses Region Volume information in the output table of Energy by Region (which I am using to calculate Dose by Region).
I have entered volumes (obtained outside FLUKA, from the 'SimpleGeo' program) by means of the REGION cards. These values appear correctly in the data column of the output, and are used by FLUKA to derive the ENERGY column of the table, as shown in the extract below:-

1Region # name volume ENERGY Density Star Density Star Density Star Density
                in cubic cm GeV/cm**3 Stars/cm**3 Stars/cm**3 Stars/cm**3
                                  /one beam particle /one beam particle /one beam particle /one beam particle

      1 BLKHOLE 3.630000000E+11 6.663278159E-15 0.000000000E+00 0.000000000E+00 0.000000000E+00
      2 ENTSPACE 7.853981600E+05 1.160100087E-09 0.000000000E+00 0.000000000E+00 0.000000000E+00
      3 GRAPHITE 5.026550000E+03 3.559295749E-05 0.000000000E+00 0.000000000E+00 0.000000000E+00

Previously, before I entered these volumes explicitly, the FLUKA output showed 1 cubic cm in the 'volume' column, which I assume was a default value.

I would just like to confirm that I am following the correct procedure, because the Dose values are critical results for my project.

Thank you.


Dr Mark Ibison
Accelerator Beam Diagnostics

University of Liverpool Dept of Physics
Cockcroft Institute
Daresbury Laboratory

Tel. +44 (0)1925 864056
Email: mark.ibison_at_cockcroft.ac.uk

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