Application of a numerical Laplace transform inversion technique to a problem in reactor dynamics

B. D. Ganapol, P. Ravetto, M. Sumini

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A newly developed numerical technique for the Laplace transform inversion is applied to a classical time-dependent problem of reactor physics. The dynamic behaviour of a multiplying system has been analyzed through a continuous slowing down model, taking into account a finite slowing down time, the presence of several groups of neutron precursors and simplifying the spatial analysis using the space asymptotic approximation. The results presented, show complete agreement with analytical ones previously obtained and allow a deeper understanding of the model features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1990


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  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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