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Moment solution of comprehensive kinetic model for plane shock wave problem

  • R. Nagai
  • K. Maeno
  • H. Honma
  • A. Sakurai
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We consider the classic problem of a one-dimensional steady shock-wave solution of the Boltzmann kinetic equation utilizing a new type of 13-moment approximation proposed by Oguchi (1998). The model, unlike previous ones, expresses the collision term in an explicit function of the molecular velocity. We can thus obtain moment integrals directly because of its explicit expression. We can have five relations for five unknown functions to be determined as functions of the coordinate x. These can be reduced to a first-order differential equation that can be solved to provide the familiar smooth monotonie transition from the upstream supersonic state to the subsonic downstream state. Computed values of shock profile for various shock Mach numbers compare well with some existing results obtained by different models and methods to certain Mach numbers beyond which no solution exists.


Mach Number Collision Term Shock Mach Number Boltzmann Kinetic Equation Molecular Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Nagai
    • 1
  • K. Maeno
    • 1
  • H. Honma
    • 1
  • A. Sakurai
    • 2
  1. 1.Chiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Denki UniversityTokyoJapan

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