This paper presents a transmission probability method (TPM) to solve the neutron transport equation in three-dimensional triangular-z geometry. The neutron source within the mesh is assumed to be spatially uniform and isotropic. On the mesh surface, the constant and the simplified P1 approximation are invoked for the anisotropic angular neutron flux distribution. Based on this model, a code TPMTDT is encoded. It was verified by three 3D Takeda benchmark problems, in which the first two problems are in XYZ geometry and the last one is in hexagonal-z geometry. The numerical results of the present method agree well with those of Monte-Carlo calculation method and Spherical Harmonics (PN) method.
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Transmission Probability Method Based on Triangular-Z Mesh for Solving Neutron Transport Equation in Three-Dimensional Geometry
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Liu, G, & Wu, H. "Transmission Probability Method Based on Triangular-Z Mesh for Solving Neutron Transport Equation in Three-Dimensional Geometry." Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 2: Fuel Cycle and High Level Waste Management; Computational Fluid Dynamics, Neutronics Methods and Coupled Codes; Student Paper Competition. Orlando, Florida, USA. May 11–15, 2008. pp. 883-889. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE16-48607
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