RE: Materials in Fluka

From: Vasilis Vlachoudis <>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:21:23 +0200

Dear Ernesto,

Actually all these were corrected on the new release 0.7.7 that was
uploaded on the web site yesterday!
The error with the Soft tissue or SOFFICE was the use of Phosphorus that
flair was creating the name assuming 8 characters PHOSPHOR while FLUKA
liked the name with 7 characters. (There is a special check in the 0.7.7
for that)


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ernesto Amato
Sent: Tuesday, 22 September 2009 10:17
Subject: Materials in Fluka

Dear all,
we encountered a problem in the material choice:

when we choose simple materials (i.e. elements, water, BGO, Soft tissue
ICRU 4 components, ...) the simulation is carried out correctly and data
files are produced.

When, instead, other more complicated compounds are chosen (Soft tissue
ICRP, or the material "SOFFICE" defined by us - please see the .inp file
attached), the simulation seem to proceed through the Flair interface,
but, instead, the data files are not produced and error messages appear
in the .out file. Also this file is attached for reference.

We use the Flair interface, and materials are chosen in or added to the
material database.

We also noticed that a if we insert a new material (SOFFICE) in the
database, and we insert it in the input through the radial button, after
restarting Flair the material disappears from database.

Finally, we noticed that, when one inserts a new material, the .inp file
is not always updated by the "save" command in Flair.=20

Thank you,

Ernesto Amato

Dr. Ernesto Amato, PhD
EP - Physicist
University of Messina - Italy
Department of Radiological Sciences
Nuclear Medicine Unit
tel: +39 090 221 2942/3789
fax: +39 090 221 2843
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