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A solution to the singularity problem in the meshless method for neutron diffusion equation

Title
A solution to the singularity problem in the meshless method for neutron diffusion equation
Author
김종경
Keywords
Singularity problem; Meshless method; Meshless local Petrov-Galerkin method; Shape function; Neutron diffusion equation; Moving least squares
Issue Date
2018-10
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Citation
ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, v. 126, page. 178-185
Abstract
In recent years, the moving least square (MLS) approximation has been widely used for numerical analysis of scattered data. Many numerical methods for solving partial differential equations are developed based on the MLS approximation.The MLS method is ideal for problems where the geometry of the domain is complex. An example of this is the neutron diffusion calculation. The collocation method is known that it has fast convergence speed, however, it is unstable and non-robust in many cases. In particular, it is the reason resulting in the fluctuation of the solution at the position that is on overlapping boundary region. This drawback can be dealt with the meshless local Petrov-Galerkin weak form for nodes on the interface boundary. In this paper, a combination of the weak form of the meshless local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) and the collocation method are applied to solve the neutron diffusion equation. Trial functions employed in the weak form of MLPG are constructed via the MLS method. In most MLPG methods numerical integration is required. The exception to this is the case of the collocation method in which the test functions are Dirac delta functions. Therefore, if the shape function is not constructed precisely enough, within an acceptable error range, the second order derivative of the shape function will lack accuracy. One of the reasons for the inaccuracy of the shape function is singularity problems occurring in the process of constructing the shape function. In this study, a solution is introduced to eliminate the singularity problem, allowing us to obtain the derivative of the shape function with sufficient precision. Finally, neutron diffusion problems are implemented in a combination of the weak-form of the meshless local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) and the collocation method is used to evaluate the efficiency and accuracy. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306454918305814?via%3Dihubhttps://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/120232
ISSN
0306-4549
DOI
10.1016/j.anucene.2018.10.054
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