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5.2.2 Stability requirements

Stability requirements on radiation transport operator:

  1. Stability of integration along ray (to avoid problems like in Sect. 2.2.2)
  2. Stability of (accelerated) $\Lambda$ iteration
  3. Stability of time-update

Note: Requirement 2 does not occur if the source function is independent of intensity (LTE).

Note: Requirement 1 does not occur if e.g. diffusion approximation is used.

Note: Requirement 3 is always there.


time-step control