Rarefied Gas Dynamics: From Basic Concepts to Actual Calculations

Rarefied Gas Dynamics: From Basic Concepts to Actual Calculations

by Carlo Cercignani
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521650089

ISBN-13: 9780521650083

Pub. Date: 02/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This work presents the concepts, methods and applications of kinetic theory to rarefied gas dynamics. After introducing the basic tools, Carlo Cercignani treats problems in plane geometry using all the approximation techniques. He later uses these same techniques to deal with two- and three-dimensional problems. The models include not only monatomic but also…  See more details below

Overview

This work presents the concepts, methods and applications of kinetic theory to rarefied gas dynamics. After introducing the basic tools, Carlo Cercignani treats problems in plane geometry using all the approximation techniques. He later uses these same techniques to deal with two- and three-dimensional problems. The models include not only monatomic but also polyatomic gases, mixtures, chemical reactions. A special chapter is devoted to evaporation and condensation phenomena. Each section is accompanied by helpful problems. The book can be used in a range of graduate courses in aerospace engineering or applied mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521650083
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics Series, #21
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Boltzmann equation and gas-surface interaction; 2. Problems for a gas in a slab: general aspects and preliminary example; 3. Problems for a gas in a slab or a half-space: discussion of some solutions; 4. Propagation phenomena and shock waves in rarefied gases; 5. Perturbation methods in more than one dimension; 6. Polyatomic gases, mixtures, chemistry and radiation; 7. Solving the Boltzmann equation by numerical techniques; 8. Evaporation and condensation phenomena.

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