TY - GEN

T1 - The analytical solution to the multigroup diffusion equation in one-dimensional plane, cylindrical and spherical geometries

AU - Ganapol, B. D.

PY - 2007/12/3

Y1 - 2007/12/3

N2 - By viewing the multigroup diffusion equation in plane, cylindrical and spherical geometries as matrix equations, standard solution techniques for second order ordinary differential equations can be applied to find analytical solutions. By adjusting the boundary conditions appropriately, a solution with the simplicity of the one-group case in the three geometries is found. Diffusion in cylindrical geometry is used as a demonstration of critical and fixed source problems. No special considerations are required when fission is present or not in any region. The solution is new, and, because of its generality, completely eliminates the need for numerical multigroup solutions of the diffusion equation in heterogeneous plane, spherical and cylindrical geometries.

AB - By viewing the multigroup diffusion equation in plane, cylindrical and spherical geometries as matrix equations, standard solution techniques for second order ordinary differential equations can be applied to find analytical solutions. By adjusting the boundary conditions appropriately, a solution with the simplicity of the one-group case in the three geometries is found. Diffusion in cylindrical geometry is used as a demonstration of critical and fixed source problems. No special considerations are required when fission is present or not in any region. The solution is new, and, because of its generality, completely eliminates the need for numerical multigroup solutions of the diffusion equation in heterogeneous plane, spherical and cylindrical geometries.

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84858457566

SN - 0894480596

SN - 9780894480591

T3 - Joint International Topical Meeting on Mathematics and Computations and Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications, M and C + SNA 2007

BT - Joint International Topical Meeting on Mathematics and Computations and Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications, M and C + SNA 2007

T2 - Joint International Topical Meeting on Mathematics and Computations and Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications, M and C + SNA 2007

Y2 - 15 April 2007 through 19 April 2007

ER -