Parallel method of characteristics on unstructured meshes for the UNIC code

Cristian Rabiti, Micheal A. Smith, Yang Wong Sik, Dinesh Kaushik, Giuseppe Palmiotti

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Abstract

This paper presents results for the method of characteristics solver of the neutron transport equation, MOCFE, incorporated in the UNlC code. The main difference with respect to other MOC based codes is the use of a finite element mesh rather than a combinatorial geometry. The details on the impacts this has on ray tracing are described and the efficiency of the approach is discussed. The MOCFE currently treats linear and quadratic triangular and quadrilateral finite elements in two-dimensions and linear tetrahedrons and quadratic hexahedrons in three-dimensions. Benchmark results for the fourth Takeda benchmark and the two-dimensional component of the OECD C5G7 benchmark are discussed. The details of the early parallel aspects of the code are discussed along with our plans for future development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08
Pages531-538
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08 - Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: 14 Sep 200819 Sep 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08
Volume1

Other

OtherInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08
CountrySwitzerland
CityInterlaken
Period14/9/0819/9/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Rabiti, C., Smith, M. A., Sik, Y. W., Kaushik, D., & Palmiotti, G. (2008). Parallel method of characteristics on unstructured meshes for the UNIC code. In International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08 (pp. 531-538). (International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08; Vol. 1).