Velocity-space contours of collision integrals
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- Narasimha, R., Deshpande, S.M. & Raju, P.V.S. J Stat Phys (1969) 1: 585. doi:10.1007/BF01024133
Based on the recently found closed-form expressions of the Boltzmann collision integrals in a rigid-sphere gas for multi-Maxwellian distributions, a few typical sets of contour surfaces of the integrals in the space of molecular velocities are presented. These show graphically the tendency toward equilibrium under the influence of collisions. A brief preliminary comparison with Monte Carlo results is also given.
Key wordsKinetic theory of gases Boltzmann equation collision integrals nonequilibrium in hard-sphere gases numerical analysis of collision integrals exact results for collision integrals
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