Monte Carlo method of solving heat conduction problems
Abstract
An innovative approach in the use of Monte Carlo to solve heat conduction problems was developed using a transport equation approximation to the heat conduction equation. The method was shown to be applicable to the solution of multimedia problems in complex geometries with no inherent limitations as to the geometric complexity of problems which can be solved. Nuclear radiation transport and heat conduction problems were calculated with the same computer code. In the case where the nuclear reactions are the heat source, the problem was performed in a coupled mode with a single computer run. The method was demonstrated for problems involving multimedia, internal sources, fixed temperature boundary conditions, convective boundary conditions, time dependent sources, and for a coupled nuclear radiation heat conduction problem. Comparisons were made to analytical solutions when they were available or could be generated.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 December 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977PhDT........40F
 Keywords:

 Computer Programs;
 Conductive Heat Transfer;
 Monte Carlo Method;
 Transport Theory;
 Algorithms;
 Nuclear Radiation;
 Nuclear Reactions;
 Temperature Distribution;
 Time Dependence;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer