The multi-purpose particle interaction and transport code FLUKA is integral part of all radiation protection studies for the design and operation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is one of the very few codes available for this type of calculations which is capable to calculate in one and the same simulation proton-proton and heavy ion collisions at LHC energies as well as the entire hadronic and electromagnetic particle cascade initiated by secondary particles in detectors and beam-line components from TeV energies down to energies of thermal neutrons. The present paper reviews these capabilities of FLUKA in sketching the relevant physics models along with examples of radiation protection studies for the LHC such as shielding studies for underground areas occupied by personnel during LHC operation and the simulation of induced radioactivity around beam loss points. Integral part of the FLUKA development is a careful benchmarking of specific models as well as the code performance in actual, complex applications which is demonstrated with examples of studies relevant to radiation protection at the LHC.

The Application of the Monte Carlo Code FLUKA in Radiation Protection Studies for the Large Hadron Collider

MARGIOTTA, ANNARITA;SIOLI, MAXIMILIANO;
2011

Abstract

The multi-purpose particle interaction and transport code FLUKA is integral part of all radiation protection studies for the design and operation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It is one of the very few codes available for this type of calculations which is capable to calculate in one and the same simulation proton-proton and heavy ion collisions at LHC energies as well as the entire hadronic and electromagnetic particle cascade initiated by secondary particles in detectors and beam-line components from TeV energies down to energies of thermal neutrons. The present paper reviews these capabilities of FLUKA in sketching the relevant physics models along with examples of radiation protection studies for the LHC such as shielding studies for underground areas occupied by personnel during LHC operation and the simulation of induced radioactivity around beam loss points. Integral part of the FLUKA development is a careful benchmarking of specific models as well as the code performance in actual, complex applications which is demonstrated with examples of studies relevant to radiation protection at the LHC.
Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo 2010
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G. BATTISTONI; F. BROGGI; M. BRUGGER; M. CAMPANELLA; M. CARBONI;A. EMPL; A. FASSÒ; E. GADIOLI; F. CERUTTI; ALFREDO FERRARI; ANNA FERRARI;M. GARZELLI; M. LANTZ; A. MAIRANI; A. MARGIOTTA; C. MORONE;S. MURARO; K. PARODI; V. PATERA; M. PELLICCIONI; L. PINSKY0;J. RANFT; S. ROESLER;S. ROLLET; P. R. SALA; M. SANTANA; L. SARCHIAPONE; M. SIOLI; G. SMIRNOV; F. SOMMERER; C. THEIS; S. TROVATI; R. VILLARI; HEINZ VINCKE; HELMUT VINCKE; V. VLACHOUDIS; J. VOLLAIRE; N. ZAPP
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