Distribution Development for STORM Ingestion Input Parameters
Abstract
The Sandiadeveloped Transport of Radioactive Materials (STORM) code suite is used as part of the Radioisotope Power System Launch Safety (RPSLS) program to perform statistical modeling of the consequences due to release of radioactive material given a launch accident. As part of this modeling, STORM samples input parameters from probability distributions with some parameters treated as constants. This report described the work done to convert four of these constant inputs (Consumption Rate, Average Crop Yield, Cropland to Landuse Database Ratio, and Crop Uptake Factor) to sampled values. Consumption rate changed from a constant value of 557.68 kg / yr to a normal distribution with a mean of 102.96 kg / yr and a standard deviation of 2.65 kg / yr. Meanwhile, Average Crop Yield changed from a constant value of 3.783 kg edible / m ^{2} to a normal distribution with a mean of 3.23 kg edible / m ^{2} and a standard deviation of 0.442 kg edible / m ^{2} . The Cropland to Landuse Database ratio changed from a constant value of 0.0996 (9.96%) to a normal distribution with a mean value of 0.0312 (3.12%) and a standard deviation of 0.00292 (0.29%). Finally the crop uptake factor changedmore »
 Authors:
 Sandia National Lab. (SNLNM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Sandia National Lab. (SNLNM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
 OSTI Identifier:
 1372211
 Report Number(s):
 SAND20177381
655316
 DOE Contract Number:
 AC0494AL85000
 Resource Type:
 Technical Report
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES
Citation Formats
Fulton, John. Distribution Development for STORM Ingestion Input Parameters. United States: N. p., 2017.
Web. doi:10.2172/1372211.
Fulton, John. Distribution Development for STORM Ingestion Input Parameters. United States. doi:10.2172/1372211.
Fulton, John. Sat .
"Distribution Development for STORM Ingestion Input Parameters". United States.
doi:10.2172/1372211. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1372211.
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