Reciprocity theory of binary inelastic encounters
Abstract
Since the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method has established itself as a standard technique for numerically computing rarefied gas flows it follows that to develop the theory of rarefied gas dynamics a framework for its fundamental microscopic processes needs to be formulated, i.e., intermolecular collisions and gas surface interactions, which lead to rigorous statistical models that can be utilized in the code. In this report, attention is focussed on the binary inelastic encounter for which a statistical theory is exposed based on the principle of reciprocity at equilibrium.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 August 1989
 Bibcode:
 1989STIN...9132425A
 Keywords:

 Binary Fluids;
 Inelastic Collisions;
 Monte Carlo Method;
 Rarefied Gas Dynamics;
 Reciprocity Theorem;
 Digital Simulation;
 Gas Flow;
 Gas Mixtures;
 MaxwellBoltzmann Density Function;
 Molecular Collisions;
 Transformations (Mathematics);
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer