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Experience with the Monte Carlo Method

Abstract

Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport provides a powerful research and design tool that resembles in many aspects laboratory experiments. Moreover, Monte Carlo simulations can provide an insight not attainable in the laboratory. However, the Monte Carlo method has its limitations, which if not taken into account can result in misleading conclusions. This paper will present the experience of this author, over almost three decades, in the use of the Monte Carlo method for a variety of applications. Examples will be shown on how the method was used to explore new ideas, as a parametric study and design optimization tool, and to analyze experimental data. The consequences of not accounting in detail for detector response and the scattering of radiation by surrounding structures are two of the examples that will be presented to demonstrate the pitfall of condensed.
Authors:
Hussein, E M.A. [1] 
  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., (Canada)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 2007
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-EG-192
Resource Relation:
Conference: RPC-2006: 8. Radiation Physics and Protection Conference, Beni Sueif (Egypt), 12-15 Nov 2006; Other Information: Also submitted to the Arab Journal of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, ISSN 1110-0451, CODEN: AJNADV, Special Issue, Vol. 40, Jun 2007; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the Eigth Radiation Physics and Protection Conference (RPC-2006), 478 pages.
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DESIGN; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; EXPLORATION; LABORATORY SYSTEM; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATION SCATTERING ANALYSIS; RADIATION TRANSPORT
OSTI ID:
20935459
Research Organizations:
National Network of Radiation Physics (NNRP) (Egypt); Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) (Egypt); Beni Sueif University, BSU (Egypt)
Country of Origin:
Egypt
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: EG0700530092952
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available from the Egyptian Society of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 45-54
Announcement Date:
Nov 26, 2007

Citation Formats

Hussein, E M.A. Experience with the Monte Carlo Method. Egypt: N. p., 2007. Web.
Hussein, E M.A. Experience with the Monte Carlo Method. Egypt.
Hussein, E M.A. 2007. "Experience with the Monte Carlo Method." Egypt.
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title = {Experience with the Monte Carlo Method}
author = {Hussein, E M.A.}
abstractNote = {Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport provides a powerful research and design tool that resembles in many aspects laboratory experiments. Moreover, Monte Carlo simulations can provide an insight not attainable in the laboratory. However, the Monte Carlo method has its limitations, which if not taken into account can result in misleading conclusions. This paper will present the experience of this author, over almost three decades, in the use of the Monte Carlo method for a variety of applications. Examples will be shown on how the method was used to explore new ideas, as a parametric study and design optimization tool, and to analyze experimental data. The consequences of not accounting in detail for detector response and the scattering of radiation by surrounding structures are two of the examples that will be presented to demonstrate the pitfall of condensed.}
place = {Egypt}
year = {2007}
month = {Jun}
}