Accession Number : AD0282968

Title :   TRUNCATION ERRORS IN NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS OF THE TRANSPORT EQUATION

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : BENNETT,JOHN H.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The numerical solution is given of the transport equation for monoenergetic neutrons in a medium with isotropic scattering. The object is to determine the accuracy of the numerial methods generally used to solve the transport equation. The analyss is largely confined to the solution of the criticality problem for homogeneos slabs. A ritcality problem in X-Y geometry is also considered. The criterion of accurcy used is the difference between c, the number of secondary neutrons per collision required for criticality, and an approximation to c given by an N-parameter approximate method. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CRITICAL ASSEMBLIES, *NEUTRONS, *NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, *SCATTERING, *TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE