HERMES, a Monte Carlo program system for beammaterials interaction studies
Abstract
The HERMES (High Energy Radiation Monte Carlo Elaborate System) system of Monte Carlo computer codes to treat the physics to be considered in computer simulation of radiation transport and interaction problems is described. The HERMES offers powerful capabilities of Monte Carlo analysis and of merging the outcomes of partial programs into final results. An interfacing system provides easy interchange of input/output data between programs by standardized data structures and allows unproblematic extension of the HERMES system by introducing new programs. The HERMES collection of physics programs permits the simulation of secondary particles histories induced by primary particles of any energy up to the regime of highenergy physics and down to thermal energies, e.g., for neutrons. The development of particle cascades can be simulated within very complex geometries and material configurations with only minor restrictions. To achieve portability of the HERMES system, the original coding of the programs was converted to the FORTRAN 77 standard. This, however, was verified only on two computer systems, the IBM 3081 and the CRAYXMP22.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 May 1988
 Bibcode:
 1988hmcp.rept.....C
 Keywords:

 Computer Systems Programs;
 Elementary Particle Interactions;
 Monte Carlo Method;
 Radiation Transport;
 Computerized Simulation;
 Nuclear Physics;
 Supercomputers;
 Nuclear and HighEnergy Physics