Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"Plane parallel neutron beams normally incident upon the curved surface of a solid reflector are studied with the Monte Carlo method. The geometries studied are cylindrical, parabolic, and hemispherical. It is shown that when the curved surface is cylindrical, a small "focusing effect" occurs in the reflected neutron beam. Parabolic and hemispherical surfaces do not show "focusing". A study of the factors which determine the spatial dependence of the reflected flux shows that the probability of emergence of a neutron, traveling a fixed distance from a point inside the reflector, depends upon the curvature of the surface. It is only for cylindrical geometry that this probability as a function of distance shows a "peak" which results in "focusing""--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Tsoulfanidis, Nicholas

Committee Member(s)

Edwards, D. R.
Hill, Otto H.
Bolon, Albert E., 1939-2006
Manuel, O. (Oliver), 1936-

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

viii, 72 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-65)

Rights

© 1971 11:52:58 PM Charles Jack Kalter, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Neutron transport theory -- Computer simulation
Paraboloid -- Computer simulation
Neutron beams

Thesis Number

T 2763

Print OCLC #

6034264

Electronic OCLC #

893627103

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