A Modification to the Monte Carlo Method—The Exodus Method

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A. F. Emery

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

W. W. Carson

U. S. Forest Engineering Research Laboratory, Seattle, Wash.

J. Heat Transfer 90(3), 328-332 (Aug 01, 1968) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3597511 History: Received January 01, 1966; Revised August 09, 1967; Online August 25, 2011


A modification to the Monte Carlo method is described which reduces calculation time and improves the accuracy. This method—termed “Exodus”—is not dependent upon a random number generator and may be applied to any problem which admits of a nodal network.

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