A discontinuous and adaptive reduced order model for the angular discretization of the Boltzmann transport equation

Published on Aug 5, 2020in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering3.477
路 DOI :10.1002/NME.6516
Alexander C. Hughes1
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(QMUL: Queen Mary University of London),
A.G. Buchan14
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(QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)
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