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Author Koklu, H. ♦ Ozer, O. ♦ Ersoy, A. ♦ Gulecyuz, M. C.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ APPROXIMATIONS ♦ CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION ♦ FUNCTIONS ♦ NEUTRON DIFFUSION EQUATION ♦ NEUTRON FLUX ♦ NEUTRONS ♦ NUCLEAR FUELS ♦ PERTURBATION THEORY ♦ REACTOR CORES ♦ REACTORS ♦ SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION
Abstract The distribution of the neutrons in a nuclear fuel element in the nuclear reactor core can be calculated by the neutron diffusion theory. It is the basic and the simplest approximation for the neutron flux function in the reactor core. In this study, the neutron flux function is obtained by the Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM) that is a new and convenient method in recent years. One-group time-independent neutron diffusion equation is examined for the most solved geometrical reactor core of spherical, cubic and cylindrical shapes, in the frame of the HPM. It is observed that the HPM produces excellent results consistent with the existing literature.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-03-25
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1722
Issue Number 1