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Title: FLUKA: A Multi-Particle Transport Code

Abstract

This report describes the 2005 version of the Fluka particle transport code. The first part introduces the basic notions, describes the modular structure of the system, and contains an installation and beginner's guide. The second part complements this initial information with details about the various components of Fluka and how to use them. It concludes with a detailed history and bibliography.

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Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
877507
Report Number(s):
SLAC-R-773
TRN: US0601448
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; F CODES; BEAM TRANSPORT; TRANSPORT THEORY; PARTICLE BEAMS; MANUALS; Computing, Instrumentation, Phenomenology-HEP,COMP, HEPPH, INST

Citation Formats

Ferrari, A., Sala, P.R., /CERN /INFN, Milan, Fasso, A., /SLAC, Ranft, J., and /Siegen U. FLUKA: A Multi-Particle Transport Code. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/877507.
Ferrari, A., Sala, P.R., /CERN /INFN, Milan, Fasso, A., /SLAC, Ranft, J., & /Siegen U. FLUKA: A Multi-Particle Transport Code. United States. doi:10.2172/877507.
Ferrari, A., Sala, P.R., /CERN /INFN, Milan, Fasso, A., /SLAC, Ranft, J., and /Siegen U. Wed . "FLUKA: A Multi-Particle Transport Code". United States. doi:10.2172/877507. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/877507.
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