Neutral particle Green's function in an infinite medium with anisotropic scattering

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Title:
Neutral particle Green's function in an infinite medium with anisotropic scattering
Author:
Alani, Mahdi Ahmed, 1954-
Issue Date:
1999
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The linear Boltzmann equation for the transport of neutral particles is investigated with the objective of generating benchmark-quality calculations for homogeneous infinite media. In all cases, the problems are stationary, of one energy group, and the scattering is both isotropic and anisotropic. In the transport problems considered, the Green's function is generally the quantity of interest. The solution is obtained through the use of the Fourier transform method. The numerical inversions use standard numerical techniques, such as Gauss-Legendre quadrature, summation of infinite series, and Euler-Knopp acceleration. The most basic source of neutral particles is the point-beam source, or Green's function source. The Green's function in an infinite medium with isotropic scattering is treated as explained in chapter two. The Green's function in an infinite medium with anisotropic scattering is treated using two different mathematical methods as explained in chapters three and four. The results for both cases is shown in chapter 5.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Applied Mechanics.; Engineering, Nuclear.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Aerospace Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ganapol, Barry D.

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dc.titleNeutral particle Green's function in an infinite medium with anisotropic scatteringen_US
dc.creatorAlani, Mahdi Ahmed, 1954-en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlani, Mahdi Ahmed, 1954-en_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe linear Boltzmann equation for the transport of neutral particles is investigated with the objective of generating benchmark-quality calculations for homogeneous infinite media. In all cases, the problems are stationary, of one energy group, and the scattering is both isotropic and anisotropic. In the transport problems considered, the Green's function is generally the quantity of interest. The solution is obtained through the use of the Fourier transform method. The numerical inversions use standard numerical techniques, such as Gauss-Legendre quadrature, summation of infinite series, and Euler-Knopp acceleration. The most basic source of neutral particles is the point-beam source, or Green's function source. The Green's function in an infinite medium with isotropic scattering is treated as explained in chapter two. The Green's function in an infinite medium with anisotropic scattering is treated using two different mathematical methods as explained in chapters three and four. The results for both cases is shown in chapter 5.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectApplied Mechanics.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Nuclear.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGanapol, Barry D.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9923168en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b39471731en_US
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