Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 327–341

Discrete Velocity Models for Mixtures

  • Alexander V. Bobylev
  • Carlo Cercignani

DOI: 10.1023/A:1023052423760

Cite this article as:
Bobylev, A.V. & Cercignani, C. Journal of Statistical Physics (1998) 91: 327. doi:10.1023/A:1023052423760


Models of discrete velocity gases have been used for a long time, but only in the last few years have they become a tool to construct sequences converging to solutions of the Boltzmann equation. It appears that the case of mixtures has been rarely considered and only a couple of models, which are trivial in a sense to be explained in this paper, have been introduced. Here we thoroughly investigate the matter, and supply examples of models with both finitely and infinitely many velocities.

Discrete velocity models Boltzmann equation kinetic theory 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander V. Bobylev
    • 1
  • Carlo Cercignani
    • 1
  1. 1.Keldish Institute of Applied MathematicsMoscowRussia

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