Update of the Nuclear Criticality Slide Rule for the Emergency Response to a Nuclear Criticality Accident
1 Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), B.P. 17, 92262 Fontenay-aux-Roses Cedex, France
2 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), P. O. Box 2008, MS-6170, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, United States
3 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94551, United States
4 Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PR, United Kingdom
5 Millennium, 16 avenue du Québec – SILIC 628, 91945 Courtaboeuf, France
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 25 September 2017
AWE (UK), IRSN (France), LLNL (USA) and ORNL (USA) began a long term collaboration effort in 2015 to update the nuclear criticality Slide Rule for the emergency response to a nuclear criticality accident. This document, published almost 20 years ago, gives order of magnitude estimates of key parameters, such as number of fissions and doses (neutron and gamma), useful for emergency response teams and public authorities. This paper will present, firstly the motivation and the long term objectives for this update, then the overview of the initial configurations for updated calculations and preliminary results obtained with modern 3D codes.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.