The Methods and Applications of Discrete Ordinates in Low Energy Neutron-Photon Transport (ANISN, DOT). Part I: Methods
Lecture 2 contained a brief introduction to the differential form of the Boltzman transport equation which is solved by the discrete ordinates codes. A rather complete description of the derivation of the finite difference form of the transport equation can be found in Reference 1; therefore that derivation will not be discussed here. Attention will be focused on the additional equations required to solve the transport equation which are often referred to as flux models and on the iteration process and efforts to accelerate the convergence of the iteration process. All equations discussed here will be limited to the one-dimensional, time-independent case, but they may be extended in a straightforward manner to multidimensional, time-dependent geometries.
KeywordsStep Model Flux Model Dominance Ratio Discrete Ordinate Angular Interval
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