An Evaluation of the PNM Dense Gas Transport Theory

  • R. J. Governale
  • S. E. BabbJr.


The current level of theoretical understanding of transport phenomena in dense media in terms of predictive ability is not clearly defined. This paper presents a partial evaluation of one type of such theory, that due to Prigogine and Nicolis and Misguich. The representation of the potential terms is qualitatively correct, but the neglect of the kinetic terms makes a precise comparison impossible. The Enskog hard sphere representation does as well or better than the more sophisticated version.


Kinetic Term Hard Sphere Radial Distribution Function Bulk Viscosity Hard Core 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Governale
    • 1
  • S. E. BabbJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of OklahomaNormanUSA

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