Reduced-order modeling of parameterized multi-group diffusion k-eigenvalue problems Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 Elsevier Ltd In this paper, a group-wise Reduced-Order Model, based on a Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) technique, is presented for parameterized multi-group diffusion k-eigenvalue problems. The group-wise approach is shown to be more robust than model-order reduction based on monolithic multi-group POD modes. In addition, fewer POD modes are required. The method of snapshots is employed to generate the offline training set. Two Naïve and a Greedy snapshot-generation strategies are compared. The input parameter space is surveyed using Latin Hypercube Sampling techniques. The effectiveness of the group-wise model-order reduction method is demonstrated on two reactor-physics benchmarks, a two-group 3D Pressurized Water Reactor problem with 26 uncertain input parameters and a seven-group UO2-MOX fuel 3D mini-core with 287 uncertain input parameters. In both examples the Reduced-Order Models built using the snapshots generated by the Greedy algorithm proved to be slightly better. Model-order reduction yields results that are within 1 pcm of the full-order model, with speed-up factors of about 1000–3000, depending upon the test case.

author list (cited authors)

  • German, P., & Ragusa, J. C.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • December 2019