Accession Number : AD0753691

Title :   Singular Limits of Solutions of Boltzmann's Equation,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y MAGNETO-FLUID DYNAMICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Grad,Harold

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A survey is made of various singular limits of solutions of the Boltzmann equation which, taken together, describe most of the qualitative and quantitative properties of a rarefied gas. Included are large and small mean-free-path limits, boundary and initial layers, and the influence of instabilities on the propagation of correlations by nonchaotic Boltzmann equations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL MECHANICS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS), (*KINETIC THEORY, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, MASS TRANSFER, GAS FLOW, NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Statistics and Probability
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE