An Angular Multigrid Preconditioner for the Radiation Transport Equation with Forward-Peaked Scatter

by   Danny Lathouwers, et al.

In a previous paper (Lathouwers and Perkó, 2019) we have developed an efficient angular multigrid preconditioner for the Boltzmann transport equation with forward-peaked scatter modeled by the Fokker-Planck approximation. The discretization was based on a completely discontinuous Galerkin finite element scheme both for space and angle. The scheme was found to be highly effective on isotropically and anisotropically refined angular meshes. The purpose of this paper is to extend the method to non-Fokker-Planck models describing the forward scatter by general Legendre expansions. As smoother the standard source iteration is used whereas solution on the coarsest angular mesh is effected by a special sweep procedure that is able to solve this problem with highly anisotropic scatter using only a small number of iterations. An efficient scheme is obtained by lowering the scatter order in the multigrid preconditioner. A set of test problems is presented to illustrate the effectivity of the method, i.e. in less iterations than the single-mesh case and more importantly with reduced computational effort.


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