Accession Number : AD0479658
Title : THE BHATNAGAR-GROSS-KROOK EQUATION AS AN APPROXIMATION OF THE BOLTZMANN EQUATION.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN NY DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MEC HANICS
Personal Author(s) : Koga, Toyoki
Report Date : FEB 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : The collision factor in the Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook equation, the B-G-K equation, is evaluated in comparison with the collision integral in the Boltzmann equation. The deviation of the B-G-K collision factor from the Boltzmann collision integral increases as the Knudsen number increases and the deviation of the state of a gas from thermal equilibrium becomes significant. An attempt is made to rationalize the status of the B-G-K equation as a physical law. (Author)
Descriptors : (*KINETIC THEORY, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS), STATISTICAL MECHANICS, ITERATIONS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, KNUDSEN NUMBER, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, GAS FLOW, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS).
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE