Consistent Adjoint Driven Importance Sampling using Space, Energy and Angle

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For challenging radiation transport problems, hybrid methods combine the accuracy of Monte Carlo methods with the global information present in deterministic methods. One of the most successful hybrid methods is CADIS Consistent Adjoint Driven Importance Sampling. This method uses a deterministic adjoint solution to construct a biased source distribution and consistent weight windows to optimize a specific tally in a Monte Carlo calculation. The method has been implemented into transport codes using just the spatial and energy information from the deterministic adjoint and has been used in many applications to compute tallies with much higher figures-of-merit than analog calculations. CADIS ... continued below

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Peplow, Douglas E.; Mosher, Scott W & Evans, Thomas M August 1, 2012.

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For challenging radiation transport problems, hybrid methods combine the accuracy of Monte Carlo methods with the global information present in deterministic methods. One of the most successful hybrid methods is CADIS Consistent Adjoint Driven Importance Sampling. This method uses a deterministic adjoint solution to construct a biased source distribution and consistent weight windows to optimize a specific tally in a Monte Carlo calculation. The method has been implemented into transport codes using just the spatial and energy information from the deterministic adjoint and has been used in many applications to compute tallies with much higher figures-of-merit than analog calculations. CADIS also outperforms user-supplied importance values, which usually take long periods of user time to develop. This work extends CADIS to develop weight windows that are a function of the position, energy, and direction of the Monte Carlo particle. Two types of consistent source biasing are presented: one method that biases the source in space and energy while preserving the original directional distribution and one method that biases the source in space, energy, and direction. Seven simple example problems are presented which compare the use of the standard space/energy CADIS with the new space/energy/angle treatments.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2012/7
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/1052244 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1052244
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc838173

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Peplow, Douglas E.; Mosher, Scott W & Evans, Thomas M. Consistent Adjoint Driven Importance Sampling using Space, Energy and Angle, report, August 1, 2012; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc838173/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.