Goal-based h-adaptivity of the 1-D diamond difference discrete ordinate method Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2017 The Authors The quantity of interest (QoI) associated with a solution of a partial differential equation (PDE) is not, in general, the solution itself, but a functional of the solution. Dual weighted residual (DWR) error estimators are one way of providing an estimate of the error in the QoI resulting from the discretisation of the PDE. This paper aims to provide an estimate of the error in the QoI due to the spatial discretisation, where the discretisation scheme being used is the diamond difference (DD) method in space and discrete ordinate (SN) method in angle. The QoI are reaction rates in detectors and the value of the eigenvalue (Keff) for 1-D fixed source and eigenvalue (Keff criticality) neutron transport problems respectively. Local values of the DWR over individual cells are used as error indicators for goal-based mesh refinement, which aims to give an optimal mesh for a given QoI.

author list (cited authors)

  • Jeffers, R. S., Kópházi, J., Eaton, M. D., Févotte, F., Hülsemann, F., & Ragusa, J.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • April 2017