MULTI-GROUP DISCRETE SN TRANSPORT CALCULATION FOR CYLINDRICAL GEOMETRY.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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A computer code is presented for neutron transport calculations on a cylindrical geometry, gaseous core, nuclear rocket. The code is applied to a simplified reactor system model consisting of a two region right cylindrical cavity core with an effective temperature of 3980K. The calculations are performed using a five energy group, discrete S4 approximation of the Boltzmann Equation. The cylindrical form of the Boltzmann Equation is developed in detail. Application of the discrete Sn approximation to obtain the finite difference equations and the boundary conditions is shown. An iterative procedure having the total fission source production as the eigenvalue is used by the computer code to solve these equations numerically. This code is written in Fortran IV language for the IBM 7094 coupled system. The atom density results of the two systems tested are within 2.5 and 0.6 agreement with those of another code written by T. F. Plunckett of Douglas Aircraft. Although these results are good, variations in the multiplication factor and the inability to significantly effect this factor by small changes in system parameters leads to the conclusion that further tests of the code are required before it may be used in the analysis of the propulsion device. Author