|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Monday, November 4, 2013, 2:15 p.m.|
|TITLE:||Consistent Hybrid Diffusion-Transport Spatial Homogenization Method|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Farzad Rahnema, Chair (NRE)
Dr. Bojan Petrovic (NRE)
Dr. Dingkang Zhang (NRE)
Recent work by Yasseri and Rahnema has introduced a consistent spatial homogenization (CSH) method completely in transport theory. The CSH method can very accurately reproduce the heterogeneous flux shape and eigenvalue of a reactor, but at high computational cost. Other recent works for homogenization in diffusion or quasi-diffusion theory can accurately calculate core eigenvalue and assembly-homogenized reaction rates, but fail to reproduce local effects such as pin powers.