Boundary Projection Acceleration: A New Approach to Synthetic Acceleration of Transport Calculations Academic Article uri icon


  • A new class of synthetic acceleration methods, which can be applied to transport calculations regardless of geometry, discretization scheme, or mesh shape, is presented. Unlike other synthetic acceleration methods that base their acceleration on P1 equations, these methods use acceleration equations obtained by projecting the transport solution onto a coarse angular mesh only on cell boundaries. It is demonstrated, via Fourier analysis of a simple model problem as well as numerical calculations of various problems, that the simplest of these methods are unconditionally stable with special radius ≤c/3 (c being the scattering ratio), for several different discretization schemes in slab geometry.

author list (cited authors)

  • Adams, M. L., & Martin, W. R.

citation count

  • 13

publication date

  • November 1988