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Title: A heterogeneous analytical benchmark for particle transport methods development

Abstract

A heterogeneous analytical benchmark has been designed to provide a quality control measure for large-scale neutral particle computational software. Assurance that particle transport methods are efficiently implemented and that current codes are adequately maintained for reactor and weapons applications is a major task facing today`s transport code developers. An analytical benchmark, as used here, refers to a highly accurate evaluation of an analytical solution to the neutral particle transport equation. Because of the requirement of an analytical solution, however, only relatively limited transport scenarios can be treated. To some this may seem to be a major disadvantage of analytical benchmarks. However, to the code developer, simplicity by no means diminishes the usefulness of these benchmarks since comprehensive transport codes must perform adequately for simple as well as comprehensive transport scenarios.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678127
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009112
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; NEUTRAL-PARTICLE TRANSPORT; BENCHMARKS; COMPUTER CODES; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; GREEN FUNCTION

Citation Formats

Ganapol, B.D., and Parsons, D.K. A heterogeneous analytical benchmark for particle transport methods development. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Ganapol, B.D., & Parsons, D.K. A heterogeneous analytical benchmark for particle transport methods development. United States.
Ganapol, B.D., and Parsons, D.K. Wed . "A heterogeneous analytical benchmark for particle transport methods development". United States.
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abstractNote = {A heterogeneous analytical benchmark has been designed to provide a quality control measure for large-scale neutral particle computational software. Assurance that particle transport methods are efficiently implemented and that current codes are adequately maintained for reactor and weapons applications is a major task facing today`s transport code developers. An analytical benchmark, as used here, refers to a highly accurate evaluation of an analytical solution to the neutral particle transport equation. Because of the requirement of an analytical solution, however, only relatively limited transport scenarios can be treated. To some this may seem to be a major disadvantage of analytical benchmarks. However, to the code developer, simplicity by no means diminishes the usefulness of these benchmarks since comprehensive transport codes must perform adequately for simple as well as comprehensive transport scenarios.},
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