Accession Number : AD0747855

Title :   The Boltzmann Collision Integrals for a Binary Gas Mixture with a Combination of Maxwellian Distribution Functions,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Walters,W. P. ; Yen,S. M.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : If the distribution function, F, is a linear combination of two Maxwellians with distinct temperatures, densities, average velocities, and masses, both the gain and loss terms of the collision integral in the Boltzmann equation can be evaluated analytically. A gas with such a bimodal distribution function is referred to here as a Mott-Smith gas. (Mott-Smith (1951) was the first to use this form of the distribution function to analyze the shock wave structure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*KINETIC THEORY, GASES), INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, HYPERGEOMETRIC FUNCTIONS, ELECTRON DENSITY, IONS, INTERACTIONS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, BESSEL FUNCTIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE