• Numerical solution of uncertain neutron diffusion equation for imprecisely defined homogeneous triangular bare reactor

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      Uncertainty; fuzzy; triangular fuzzy number (TFN); finite element method; fuzzy finite element method.

    • Abstract


      In this paper, neutron diffusion equation of a triangular homogeneous bare reactor with uncertain parameters has been investigated. Here the involved parameters viz. geometry of the reactor, diffusion coefficient and absorption coefficient, etc. are uncertain and these are considered as fuzzy. Fuzzy values are handled through limit method which was defined for interval computations. The concept of fuzziness is hybridised with traditional finite element method to propose fuzzy finite element method. The proposed fuzzy finite element method has been used to obtain the uncertain eigenvalues of the said problem. Further these uncertain eigenvalues are compared with the traditional finite element method in special cases.

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      S Nayak1 S Chakraverty1

      1. Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha 769008, India
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