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Understanding the ITER Project in the context of global Progress on Fusion
(photo: ITER Project gangway assembly)
The promise of hydrogen fusion as a safe, environmentally friendly, and virtually unlimited source of energy has motivated scientists and engineers for decades. For the general public, the pace of fusion research and development may at times appear to be slow. But for those on the inside, who understand both the technological challenges involved and the transformative impact that fusion can bring to human society in terms of the security of the long-term world energy supply, the extended investment is well worth it.
Failure is not an option.
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 11 | November 2020 | Pages 952-970
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1769390
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Recent development of the high-order, low-order (HOLO) method has shown promising results for solving thermal radiative transfer problems. The HOLO algorithm is a moment-based acceleration, similar to the well-known nonlinear diffusion acceleration and coarse-mesh finite difference methods. In this work, we introduce a new spatial-differencing scheme for the low-order (LO) system based on the corner-balance method and analyze an asymptotic diffusion property for a one-dimensional gray equation. An asymptotic analysis indicates that the new spatial-differencing scheme possesses the equilibrium diffusion limit. Numerical examples demonstrate significant improvements in the solution accuracy compared to the LO finite-volume discretization with a discontinuous source reconstruction.