Nonequilibrium gas dynamics and molecular simulation

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Abstract

This current and comprehensive book provides an updated treatment of molecular gas dynamics topics for aerospace engineers, or anyone researching high-temperature gas flows for hypersonic vehicles and propulsion systems. It demonstrates how the areas of quantum mechanics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics can combine in order to facilitate the study of nonequilibrium processes of internal energy relaxation and chemistry. All of these theoretical ideas are used to explain the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method, a numerical technique based on molecular simulation. Because this text provides comprehensive coverage of the physical models available for use in the DSMC method, in addition to the equations and algorithms required to implement the DSMC numerical method, readers will learn to solve nonequilibrium flow problems and perform computer simulations, and obtain a more complete understanding of various physical modeling options for DSMC than is available in other texts. Offers an updated treatment of molecular gas dynamics topics (kinetic theory, statistical mechanics) for aerospace engineers. Features comprehensive coverage of the physical models available for use in the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method. Provides the equations and algorithms required to implement the DSMC numerical method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages360
ISBN (Electronic)9781139683494
ISBN (Print)9781107073449
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2017

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