
Accession Number : AD0753691
Title : Singular Limits of Solutions of Boltzmann's Equation,
Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y MAGNETOFLUID 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 meanfreepath 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