Accession Number:

AD0600986

Title:

MODIFIED P2 APPROXIMATIONS TO THE NEUTRON TRANSPORT EQUATION.

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Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1964-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The steady-state neutron transport equation for slab geometry is expanded in Legendre polynomials. The expansion is truncated after the third term P sub 2 equations and then is modified in an attempt to reduce the truncation error. The resulting equations are, for many problems, a better approximation to the neutron transport equation than the P sub 2 equations or the standard diffusion equations. The method is extended to two and three dimensions by a simplified form of the spherical expansion to the neutron transport equation. Sample results are given. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE