Re: [fluka-discuss]: Mixed normalization in Residual Dose Rate results

From: Mina Nozar <>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:21:47 -0700

Dear Sunil,

Thank you!

For some reason I did not think of doing it as a post-processing step.
I have done a similar process with 1-D plots but did not think of
applying it to a 2-D plot.

Best wishes,

On 15-04-01 08:16 PM, Sunil C wrote:
> Dear Mina
> I use gnuplot to manipulate the 2 files and generate a combined plot
> with the separate normalization applied to each one.
> For example if you have 2 files (file1.dat and file2.dat) , each
> belonging to separate runs with different projectiles with results in
> pSv/p, each arranged in 4 columns of data ( coordinate 1, coordinate
> 2, dose in pSv/p, %uncertainty), then in gnuplot, the command
> splot '< paste file1.dat file2.dat' us 1:2: ($3*f1+$7*f2) notitle
> will plot the sum of file1.dat and file2.dat with the 3rd column of
> the files multipliedwith f1 and f2 respectively. The 3rd column of
> second file for gnuplot is the 7th data set.
> f1 and f2 are constants for you, the conversion number for pSv/p to
> microSv/h/unit beam current, which is a straight forward calculation.
> Of course, before you issue the above command, a few more commands
> are also required such as set pm3d map, set palette of your choice
> etc. Please see the gnuplot manual for the syntax.
> I get the file1.dat by plotting the data with flair. It then generates
> a plot.dat which you rename. This is important since the data has to
> be in a certain format for gnuplot to understand, and flair does this
> for you. Repeat for the second data to get file2.dat. You can look up
> the flair output window for more gnu commands and the color palette
> used, when it creates a plot.
> Please also see this link by Mario
> You may also want to create a plot showing the combined
> uncertainties using the error propagation technique.
> Cheers Sunil
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 2:50 AM, Mina Nozar <
> <>> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am working on a project that involves two targets and two beams
> in the same target station area. One beam is a 50 kW proton beam
> and another is a 500 kW electron beam. See the attached image please.
> This figure shows the prompt dose rates from the combined results
> of both sets of runs, one for the proton beam and one for the
> electron beam. However, as you can see, the results are shown in
> the raw units of pSv/prim. In order to show results in uSv/h
> ---> Sv/h, I would need to apply a different normalization to each
> set of binary files generated via usbsuw.
> Is there a way to do this mixed normalization at the usbsuw stage
> when merging the two sets of files from each run?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mina

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