Standard and goal-oriented adaptive mesh refinement applied to radiation transport on 2D unstructured triangular meshes Academic Article uri icon


  • Standard and goal-oriented adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) techniques are presented for the linear Boltzmann transport equation. A posteriori error estimates are employed to drive the AMR process and are based on angular-moment information rather than on directional information, leading to direction-independent adapted meshes. An error estimate based on a two-mesh approach and a jump-based error indicator are compared for various test problems. In addition to the standard AMR approach, where the global error in the solution is diminished, a goal-oriented AMR procedure is devised and aims at reducing the error in user-specified quantities of interest. The quantities of interest are functionals of the solution and may include, for instance, point-wise flux values or average reaction rates in a subdomain. A high-order (up to order 4) Discontinuous Galerkin technique with standard upwinding is employed for the spatial discretization; the discrete ordinates method is used to treat the angular variable. 2010 Elsevier Inc.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, Y., & Ragusa, J. C.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Yaqi||Ragusa, Jean C

publication date

  • January 1, 2011 11:11 AM