In this paper, a newly developed hybrid subgroup decomposition method is tested in a 1D problem characteristic of gas cooled thermal reactors (GCR). The new method couples an efficient coarse-group eigenvalue calculation with a set of fine-group transport source iterations to unfold the fine-group flux. It is shown that the new method reproduces the fine-group transport solution by iteratively solving the coarse-group quasi transport equation. The numerical results demonstrate that the new method applied to 1D GCR problem is capable of achieving high accuracy while gaining computational efficiency up to 5 times compared to direct fine-group transport calculations.

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