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Finite element solution of the Boltzmann equation for rarefied macroscopic gas flows. / Benjamin James, Evans

Swansea University Author: Benjamin James, Evans

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This thesis presents research carried out at The Civil and Computational Engineering Centre at Swansea University between September 2004 and December 2007. The focus of the research was the application of modern finite element solution techniques to the governing equations of molecular gas dynamics...

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title Finite element solution of the Boltzmann equation for rarefied macroscopic gas flows.
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title_short Finite element solution of the Boltzmann equation for rarefied macroscopic gas flows.
title_full Finite element solution of the Boltzmann equation for rarefied macroscopic gas flows.
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title_full_unstemmed Finite element solution of the Boltzmann equation for rarefied macroscopic gas flows.
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description This thesis presents research carried out at The Civil and Computational Engineering Centre at Swansea University between September 2004 and December 2007. The focus of the research was the application of modern finite element solution techniques to the governing equations of molecular gas dynamics in order to solve macroscopic gas flow problems. The journey of research began by considering and comparing various finite difference and finite element formulations in the solution of a simple scalar convection equation. This formed the basis for developing a solver for a variety of forms of the Boltzmann equation of molecular gas dynamics, and application of these solvers to a range of subsonic, transonic and supersonic gas flow problems. The merits and drawbacks of the molecular approach, particularly when compared with more traditional continuum CFD solvers, are identified along with possible extensions to the work presented here.
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