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ANS Board of Directors votes to retire outdated position statements
The American Nuclear Society’s Board of Directors on November 19 voted to retire several outdated position statements, as requested by the Public Policy Committee. Among them are Position Statements #37 and #63, dating from 2010, which have been retired for lacking policy recommendations and for being redundant, as other position statements exist with language that better articulates the Society’s stance on those topics.
Martin Frank, Jonas Kusch, Thomas Camminady, Cory D. Hauck
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 11 | November 2020 | Pages 971-988
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1730665
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Solving the radiative transfer equation with the discrete ordinates (S) method leads to a nonphysical imprint of the chosen quadrature set on the solution. To mitigate these so-called ray effects, we propose a modification of the S method that we call artificial scattering S (as-S). The method adds an artificial forward-peaked scattering operator that generates angular diffusion to the solution and thereby mitigates ray effects. Similar to artificial viscosity for spatial discretizations, the additional term vanishes as the number of ordinates approaches infinity. Our method allows an efficient implementation of explicit and implicit time integration according to standard S solver technology. For two test cases, we demonstrate a significant reduction of error for the as-S method when compared to the standard S method, both for explicit and implicit computations. Furthermore, we show that a prescribed numerical precision can be reached with less memory due to the reduction in the number of ordinates.