Masters Theses

Abstract

"The reflection patterns for neutrons impinging on both an infinite parabola and an infinite slab were studied using the Monte Carlo method. In the first case neutrons were sent into an infinite parabola (z =x²/2) moving on the XZ plane parallel to the z axis at 5 points, namely: y = 1.5, x = -1.5; y = 1.5, x = -.75; y = 1. 5, x = 0. 0; y = 15, x =.75; y = 1.5, x = 1.5. The results were that there appeared to be a "focusing" of the scattered neutrons. In the second case, neutrons were allowed to impinge close to the apex of the parabola at y = 1. 5, x = -0.5; y = 1.5, x = -0.25; y = 1.5, x = 0.0; y = 1.5, x = 0.25; y = 1.5, x = 0.5. These results were compared to an infinite slab by sending neutrons into the slab at the same points. The parabola pattern showed a definite greater concentration than did the slab pattern. The above results lead the author to believe that a parabolic reflector might be beneficial in reactor experiments where neutron high density is desired at some point in space"--Abstract, Page ii.

Advisor(s)

Tsoulfanidis, Nicholas

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vii, 54 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (Pages 35-36).

Rights

© 1970 Marion Jay Rackley, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Neutron transport theory -- Computer simulation
Paraboloid -- Computer simulation
Monte Carlo method -- Computer simulation

Thesis Number

T 2330

Print OCLC #

6013588

Electronic OCLC #

844732455

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