TY - JOUR T1 - 3D $B$2 Model for Radiative Transfer Equation AU - Li , Ruo AU - Li , Weiming JO - International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling VL - 1 SP - 118 EP - 150 PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02 SN - 17 DO - http://doi.org/ UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/ijnam/13644.html KW - Radiative transfer, moment model, maximum entropy closure. AB -

We proposed a 3D $B$2 model for the radiative transfer equation. The model is an extension of the 1D $B$2 model for the slab geometry. The 1D $B$2 model is an approximation to the 2nd order maximum entropy ($M$2) closure and has been proved to be globally hyperbolic. In 3D space, we are basically following the method for the slab geometry case to approximate the $M$closure by $B$2 ansatz. Same as the $M$2 closure, the ansatz of the new 3D $B$2 model has the capacity to capture both isotropic solutions and strongly peaked solutions. And beyond the $M$2 closure, the new model has fluxes in closed-form such that it is applicable to practical numerical simulations. The rotational invariance, realizability, and hyperbolicity of the new model are carefully studied.