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Old   July 6, 2010, 04:18
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Hi everyone!

I have been trying to calculate the steady-state concentration of the radioactive isotope of nitrogen N-16 in the coolant of a pool type experimental reactor. The isotope is created by the absorption of a neutron in O-16 and a subsequent emission of a proton.

The reaction takes place in proximity of the reactor core, the nitrogen is then carried around by the convective flow and decays with time.

I have created an additional variable and so far managed to simulate its transport by the fluid.
How could I specify the decay term (of the form -lambda*c, where c is the concentration of the isotope) in the transport equation?

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Hopefully a source term can do this. With luck you can apply the source term across the whole domain.
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Old   July 8, 2010, 07:05
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Hi again!

I think I got the problem solved. I did not know that a subdomain in the fluid has to be created, in which a source term can be specified.
I am currently running the simulation and will let you know whether it has worked.

Thank you for the suggestion!

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