Chebyshev acceleration of criticality calculations in boundary element applications to neutron diffusion

Engin O., Ozgener B.

KERNTECHNIK, vol.74, pp.307-314, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3139/124.110060
  • Journal Name: KERNTECHNIK
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-314
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, Chebyshev polynomial method has been applied in the acceleration of the outer iterations for the numerical solution of the two dimensional neutron diffusion equation by the boundary element method. Boundary element discretization of the diffusion equation results in a full and nonsymmetric coefficient matrix which is quite different than the sparse and symmetrical matrices of the finite element and finite difference methods to which Chebyshev acceleration has been classically applied. To assess the merit of the Chebyshev method in the case of boundary element discretization of the multi-group diffusion equation constitutes the main objective of the study. Numerical experimentation has established that the Chebyshev acceleration is effective also in case of boundary element discretization despite the dissimilarity of the coefficient matrices compared to the more conventional methods.