S2SA preconditioning for the Sn equations with strictly nonnegative spatial discretization Conference Paper uri icon


  • Preconditioners based upon sweeps and diffusion-synthetic acceleration have been constructed and applied to the zeroth and first spatial moments of the 1-D Sntransport equation using a strictly nonnegative nonlinear spatial closure. Linear and nonlinear preconditioners have been analyzed. The effectiveness of various combinations of these preconditioners are compared. In one dimension, nonlinear sweep preconditioning is shown to be superior to linear sweep preconditioning, and DSA preconditioning using nonlinear sweeps in conjunction with a linear diffusion equation is found to be essentially equivalent to nonlinear sweeps in conjunction with a nonlinear diffusion equation. The ability to use a linear diffusion equation has important implications for preconditioning the Snequations with a strictly nonnegative spatial discretization in multiple dimensions.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bruss, D. E., Morel, J. E., & Ragusa, J. C.

publication date

  • September 2013