An exponential function expansion nodal diffusion method is proposed to take care of diffusion calculation in unstructured geometry. Transverse integral technique is widely used in nodal method in regular geometry, such as rectangular and hexagonal, while improper in arbitrary triangular geometry because of the mathematical singularity. In this paper, nodal response matrix is derived by expanding detailed nodal flux distribution into a sum of exponential functions, and nodal balance equation can be obtained by strict integral in the polygonal node. Numerical results illustrate that the exponential function expansion nodal method in rectangular and triangular block can solve neutron diffusion equation in regular and irregular geometry.
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Exponential Function Expansion Nodal Diffusion Method
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Li, Y, Wu, H, Cao, L, & Chen, Q. "Exponential Function Expansion Nodal Diffusion Method." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 2. Xi’an, China. May 17–21, 2010. pp. 551-555. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE18-29447
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