Meccanica

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 249–252 | Cite as

The semidiscrete Boltzmann equation for hard-spheres

  • Giuseppe Toscani
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Summary

This paper deals with a semi-discrete model of the Boltzmann equation, such that the velocity distribution is discretized in modulus, but non in direction. The mathematical model is described in details, then the formulation of the initial value problem is proposed; the mathematical analysis supplies some rigorous results on the global mild solution and on its asymptotic behaviour.

Keywords

Mathematical Model Mechanical Engineer Civil Engineer Asymptotic Behaviour Velocity Distribution 

Sommario

Si studia un modello di equazione di Boltzmann semidiscreta, caratterizzato dal fatto che le velocità sono discretizzate in modulo e non in direzione. Viene descritto in dettaglio il modello, quindi si studia il problema di Cauchy, fornendo indicazioni sul comportamento asintotico della soluzione.

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© Pitagora Editrice Bologna 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Toscani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di PaviaItaly

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