Efficient numerical solution of the point kinetics equation

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Title: Efficient numerical solution of the point kinetics equation
Author: Kinard, Matthew
Abstract: A numerical procedure to efficiently calculate the solution to the point kinetics equation in nuclear reactor dynamics is described and investigated . Piecewise constant approximations of the reactivity and source functions are made . The resulting system of linear differential equations is solved exactly over each time step . The method is proved to converge with order h^2 where h is the time step . The procedure is tested using a variety of initial conditions , data , and reactivity functions . The computational results indicate that the method is efficient and accurate
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /9998
Date: 2003-12

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Kinard, Matthew Efficient numerical solution of the point kinetics equation. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /9998 .

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