Improved S2 approximations

Safari, M. J ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.anucene.2014.11.021
  3. Abstract:
  4. Discrete ordinates method relies on approximating the integral term of the transport equation with the aid of quadrature summation rules. These quadratures are usually based on certain assumptions which assure specific symmetry rules and transport/diffusion limits. Generally, these assumptions are not problem-dependent which results in inaccuracies in some instances. Here, various methods have been developed for more accurate estimation of the independent angle in S2 approximation, as it is tightly related to valid estimation of the diffusion coefficient/length. We proposed and examined a method to reduce a complicated problem that usually is consisting many energy groups and discrete directions (SN) to an equivalent one-group S2 problem while it mostly preserves general features of the original model. Some numerical results are demonstrated to show the accuracy of proposed method
  5. Keywords:
  6. Discrete ordinates method ; Optimized quadrature set ; SN method ; Transport theory ; Diffusion ; Statistical mechanics ; Accurate estimation ; Numerical results ; SN method ; Summation rules ; Transport equation ; Numerical methods
  7. Source: Annals of Nuclear Energy ; Vol. 77 , 2014 , Pages 257-264 ; ISSN: 03064549
  8. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306454914006227