Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 536–551 | Cite as

Application of Model Kinetic Equations to Calculations of Super- and Hypersonic Molecular Gas Flows

  • V. A. TitarevEmail author
  • A. A. Frolova


For the purpose of taking the internal degrees of freedom into account, threetemperature approximating model equations, which are a generalization of the R- and ES–BGKmodels, are proposed for a diatomic gas. The surface pressure, friction, and heat transfer coefficients are compared with the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) solution in the problem of flow past a cylinder in the super- and hypersonic flow regimes. The dependence of the surface coefficients on the rotational collision number is analyzed.


rarefied gas kinetic equations diatomic gas supersonic flows hypersonic flows R-model ES–BGK-model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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