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N3 /N2 )ke1 = ke2 is then a new estimate of ke , the ν are modified again, a third batch of neutrons are tracked, and so on. In due course the estimates cluster around a limit, which is the required value of ke , and the process continues until the variance is small enough. In making the final estimate of ke it is normal to reject the values produced by the initial batches of neutrons as they converge towards the final value. 4. 875in ISBN: 978 1 107 03464 8 October 7, 2013 19:22 An Introduction to the Engineering of Fast Nuclear Reactors meaningless because they relate to a reactor with artificial values of ν.
A r f /k − a )ϕ + S. 10) because neutrons are removed only Before the multigroup equations can be solved of course values have to be given to the constants Dg, rg, sg→g , χgν g and f g that depend on the microscopic cross-sections for the various materials in the reactor. Because the cross-sections vary with neutron energy the group constants involve average values over the energy range covered by each group. In principle it is possible to make the groups so narrow that the variation of each cross-section within each group is small.
1 for a homogeneous region of space gives G linked equations, one for each of the group fluxes φg, g−1 0 = Dg∇ 2 φg − rgφg + sg →gφg g =1 + 1 χg k G νg f g φg + Sg. 9 are the multigroup diffusion equations. 9 correspond to each other. The groups are numbered in reverse order of energy, so that group 1 contains the neutrons of highest energy and group G those of the lowest. 9 correspond to the absence of up-scattering. 875in ISBN: 978 1 107 03464 8 October 7, 2013 19:22 27 Physics the angle of scattering in the laboratory system of coordinates.