## Abstract

In this work, we describe extensions of a hybrid method for time-dependent linear, kinetic radiation transport problems to high-order time integration schemes of the diagonally-implicit Runge–Kutta (DIRK) and space–time discontinuous Galerkin (STDG) types. The hybrid methods are constructed by splitting the radiation flux into collided and uncollided components to which low- and high-resolution discrete ordinates approximations are applied. The efficiency of hybrid methods constructed using DIRK, STDG, integral deferred correction (IDC), and implicit Euler schemes is compared using a test problem in one-dimensional slab geometry containing material discontinuities. It is observed that (i) higher-order methods are more efficient than the implicit Euler method, often by an order of magnitude or more; (ii) third-order methods yield solutions of a given error in roughly half the time of the second-order method of the same type; and (iii) for a given order of accuracy it is found that the most efficient class of time integration scheme is STDG, followed by DIRK, with IDC the least efficient, for the test problem considered. Two test problems in two-dimensional xy-geometry are used to compare the computational efficiency of hybrid and standard discrete ordinates methods constructed with DIRK and STDG integrators. We observe that replacing a standard discrete ordinates method using an angular quadrature of order N with a hybrid discrete ordinates method using angular quadratures of order 2N and N/2 for the uncollided and collided fluxes, respectively, usually reduces overall solution time by a factor of 2 or more while simultaneously reducing the resulting solution error by a factor of 2 or more for the test problems considered.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 455-477 |

Number of pages | 23 |

Journal | Journal of Computational Physics |

Volume | 376 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 2019 |

### Funding

The submitted manuscript has been authored by a contractor of the U.S. Government under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. Accordingly, the U.S. Government retains a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes. This work was carried out under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory supported by contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396.

## Keywords

- Fully implicit methods
- High-order accuracy
- Hybrid methods
- Kinetic equations