The Kramers problem: Velocity slip and defect for a hard sphere gas with arbitrary accommodation

  • S. K. Loyalka
  • K. A. Hickey
Original Papers


The half-space problem of rarefied gas flow (the Kramers problem) is considered for the linearized Boltzmann equation and arbitrary gas-surface interaction. Accurate numerical results for the velocity slip coefficient and velocity defect are obtained for the rigid sphere interaction and Maxwellian boundary condition.


Mathematical Method Boltzmann Equation Hard Sphere Velocity Slip Rigid Sphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Loyalka
    • 1
  • K. A. Hickey
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Engineering Program and Particulate Systems Research CenterUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA

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