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1.1 Past work and motivation for improvements
1.1.1 Improving the mathematico-physical model
1.1.2 Improving the numerical method
1.2 Present work
1.2.1 Structure of the thesis
Neutron transport theory
2.1 Neutron transport equation
2.1.1 Phase space of neutrons and related notation
2.1.2 Boltzmann’s transport equation for neutrons
2.1.3 Steady state transport equation
2.1.4 Fundamental physical quantities
2.2 Mathematical setting
2.2.1 Physical considerations
2.2.2 Boundary and interface conditions
2.3.1 Eigenvalue calculation
2.3.2 Fixed source calculation
2.4 Representation of the angular variable
2.4.1 Scattering kernel
2.4.2 Fission and external sources
2.4.3 The final equation
2.5 The slab-geometry transport equation
2.5.1 Streaming
2.5.2 Scattering
2.5.3 Fission and external sources
2.5.4 Boundary conditions
2.5.5 The final equation
Solution methodology
3.1 General principles
3.2 Energy discretization
3.2.1 Practical generation of multigroup constants
3.2.2 Operator form of the multigroup equations
3.2.3 Source iteration
3.2.4 Eigenvalue problem
3.3 Angular approximation
3.3.1 The method of discrete ordinates (SN)
3.3.2 Methods of Galerkin type
3.3.3 The method of spherical harmonics (PN)
3.3.4 Passage to diffusion approximation
3.3.5 Simplified spherical harmonics method (SPN)
3.3.6 Three-dimensional SPN approximation
3.3.7 Theoretical analysis of the 3D SPN approximation
3.4 Multigroup 3D SP3 approximation
3.4.1 Multigroup total collision cross-section
3.4.2 Multigroup boundary conditions
3.4.3 Multigroup SP3 diffusion coefficients
3.4.4 Practical implementation
The multigroup SP1 and SP3 methods in the hex-z geometry
4.1 Spatial discretization by finite volumes
4.1.1 The finite volume method – basic principle
4.1.2 The space-angle-group scheme
4.1.3 Numerical tests
4.2 Transverse integrated nodal methodology
4.2.1 Improvements of the NODWAG code
4.3 Homogenization
4.3.1 Theory
4.3.2 Practice
Figure 4.13: ˇS-JS test problem – volume averaging
The KNK-II model problem
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Numerical Modeling of Neutron Transport

Numerical Modeling of Neutron Transport

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