The QUADOS EU cost shared action conducted an intercomparison on the usage of numerical methods in radiation protection and dosimetry. The eight problems proposed were intended to test the usage of Monte Carlo and deterministic methods by assessing the accuracy with which the codes are applied and also the methods used to evaluate uncertainty in the answer gained through these methods. The overall objective was to spread good practice through the community and give users information on how to assess the uncertainties associated with their calculated results.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Radiation Protection Dosimetry|
|Publication status||Published - May 2006|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
QUADOS (Quality Assurance of Computational Tools for Dosimetry) was a Cost Shared Action of the European Commission funded under the auspices of the Euratom 5th Framework Programme: Nuclear Energy, 1998–2002, Contract No. FIGD-CT-2000-20062. It focussed on the uncertainties associated with numerical methods used in radiation protection and dosimetry. The most visible aspect of this work was an intercomparison of the usage of computer codes but the work also concentrated on the methods and practices of uncertainty assessment(1,2).