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Practical Gas Kinetic Models and Macroscopic Properties

  • Francis F. Chen
  • Jane P. Chang

Abstract

A low pressure gas (≤ 1 atmosphere) can be modeled using Maxwell-Boltzmann kinetics with deviations of less than a few percent from experimental data for most properties. The gas model assumes that:
  1. a)

    The gas is composed of rigid spheres that have vanishingly small volumes.

     
  2. b)

    There are no long range interactions between spheres.

     
  3. c)

    All gas-gas collisions are elastic.

     
  4. d)

    The spheres have no rotational or vibrational energy.

     

Keywords

Free Path Plasma Reactor Molecular Flow Exit Aperture Round Pipe 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis F. Chen
    • 1
  • Jane P. Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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