Benchmark results for particle transport in a binary Markov statistical medium Academic Article uri icon


  • We give numerical benchmark results for particle transport in a randomly mixed binary medium, with the mixing statistics described as a homogeneous Markov process. A Monte Carlo procedure is used to generate a physical realization of the statistics, and a discrete ordinate numerical transport solution is generated for this realization. The ensemble averaged solution, as well as the variance, is obtained by averaging a large number of such calculations. Reflection and transmission results are given for several problems in both rod and planar geometry. In a separate development, two coupled transport equations are derived which formally described transport in a random binary mixture for arbitrary mixing statistics. Closing these equations by approximating their coupling terms in a low order and intuitive way leads to a model for stochastic transport previously obtained via the master equation. The present derivation, based upon approximating exact equations, allows in principle the opportunity to develop more accurate models by making higher order approximations in the coupling terms. © 1989.

author list (cited authors)

  • Adams, M. L., Larsen, E. W., & Pomraning, G. C.

citation count

  • 97

complete list of authors

  • Adams, ML||Larsen, EW||Pomraning, GC

publication date

  • October 1989