Simon Merton

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Visiting Researcher

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Contact Details

Research Interests

  • Deterministic neutron transport
  • Petrov-Galerkin methods for the Boltzmann Transport Equation
  • Subgrid methods for computational radiation transport
  • Adjoint-based error measures
  • Computational reactor physics

Biography

  • PhD Computational Physics, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, 2005 - present
  • MPhys Physics with Space Science and Systems, University of Kent, Canterbury 1995 - 2000

Conferences Attended

  • PHYSOR 2012, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, April 2012
  • ICTT-22, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 2011
  • M&C 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2011
  • PHYSOR 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, May 2010
  • SERCO Easter Conference, Harwell, UK, April 2010
  • M&C 2009, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA, May 2009
  • MCNEG 2009, St Catherines College, Oxford, UK, March 2009
  • MCNEG 2007, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK, March 2007
  • ICTT-17, Imperial College London, UK, June 2001

Journal Publications

  • S. R. Merton, A.G. Buchan, C. C. Pain, R. P. Smedley-Stevenson: Non-Linear Discontinuous Methods for Improving the Solution of the Boltzmann Transport Equation. in preparation for Journal of Computational Physics, April 2012
  • S. R. Merton, A.G. Buchan, C. C. Pain, R. P. Smedley-Stevenson: Adjoint Eigenvalue Correction for Elliptic and Hyperbolic Neutron Transport Problems. Submiited to Progress in Nuclear Energy, April 2012
  • S. R. Merton, A.G. Buchan, C. C. Pain, R. P. Smedley-Stevenson: An Adjoint-Based Method for Improving Computational Estimates of a Functional Obtained from the Solution of the Boltzmann Transport Equation. Submitted to Annals of Nuclear Energy, April 2012
  • A. G. Buchan, S. R. Merton, C.C. Pain, R.P. Smedley-Stevenson: Riemann Boundary Conditions for the Boltzmann Transport Equation using Arbitrary Angular Approximations, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol 38, pp 1186-1195, 2011
  • A. G. Buchan, A. C. Candy, S. R. Merton, C. C. Pain, M. D. Eaton, J.I. Hadi, A. J. H. Goddard, R. P. Smedley-Stevenson: The Inner Element Sub-Grid Scale Finite Element Method for the Boltzmann Transport Equation. Nuclear Science and Enineering, Vol 164, pp. 105-121, 2010
  • S. R. Merton, C. C. Pain, R. P. Smedley-Stevenson, A.G. Buchan, M.D. Eaton: Optimal Discontinuous Petrov-Galerkin Methods for the Boltzmann Transport Equation with Arbitrary Discretisation in Angle. Annals of Nuclear Energy,Vol 35, Issue 9, pp. 1741-1759, 2008

Conference Publications

  • S. R. Merton, A.G. Buchan, C. C. Pain, R.P. Smedley-Stevenson: A Method for Improving the Eigenvalue in Transport Problems, ICTT-22, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 2011
  • S. R. Merton, A. El-Sheikh, A.G. Buchan, C. C. Pain, R.P. Smedley-Stevenson: An Adjoint-Based Scheme for Eigenvalue Error Improvement, M&C 2011 (Latin American Nuclear Society), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2011
  • S. R. Merton and C. C. Pain: Adjoint Based Error Measures for Functional Defect Correction in Deterministic Neutron Transport Applications, PHYSOR 2010 (American Nuclear Society), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, May 2010
  • S. R. Merton, C. C. Pain, R. P. Smedley-Stevenson, A.G. Buchan, M.D. Eaton: A Non-Linear Optimal Discontinuous Petrov-Galerkin Method for Stabilising the Solution of the Transport Equation, M&C 2009 (American Nuclear Society), Saratoga Springs, New York, USA, May 2009

Future Conference Planned Attendance

  • M&C 2013, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA, May 2013
  • PHYSOR 2014 (TBA)
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