13D061NSRN - Numerical Simulation of Radiation and Nuclear Processes

Course specification
Course title Numerical Simulation of Radiation and Nuclear Processes
Acronym 13D061NSRN
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      The goal Acquiring knowledge of numerical methods used in simulation and analysis of radiation and nuclear processes.
      The outcome Ability to model radiation and nuclear processes, from fundamental physical phenomena to complex components and systems in radiation practices.
      Contents of lectures Numerical methods for solving the Boltzmann transport equation. Monte Carlo simulation of ionizing radiation emission, transport and detection. Modeling biological effects of radiation. Monte Carlo software packages SRIM, MCNPX and GEANT. Dosimetry calculations. Design of numerical experiments, analysis of results and their application in radiation protection, diagnostic radiology & radiotherapy.
      Contents of exercises
      1. O.N. Vassiliev - Monte Carlo Methods for Radiation Transport (Springer, 2017) (Original title)
      2. A. Haghighat - Monte Carlo Methods for Particle Transport (CRC Press, 2015) (Original title)
      3. M. Ljungberg, S-E. Strand, M.A. King (eds.) - Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine: Applications in Diagnostic Imaging (CRC Press, 2012) (Original title)
      4. J. Seco, F. Verhaegen (eds.) - Monte Carlo Techniques in Radiation Therapy (CRC Press, 2013) (Original title)
      5. J.F. Ziegler, J.P. Biersack, M.D. Ziegler - SRIM (The Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter) (2008) (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Lectures, project assignments, writing research papers.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper
      Practical lessons Oral examination 30
      Seminars 70