Implicit and Iterative Methods for the Boltzmann Equation

  • The paper presents some approximation methods for the Boltzmann equation. In the first part fully implicit discretization techniques for the spatially homogeneous Boltzmann equation are investigated. The implicit equation is solved using an iteration process. It is shown that the iteration converges to the correct solution for the moments of the distribution function as long as the mass conservation is strictly fulfilled. For a simple model Boltzmann equation some unexpected features of the implicit scheme and the corresponding iteration process are clarified. In the second part a new iteration algorithm is proposed which should be used for the stationary Boltzmann equation. The realization of the method is very similar to the standard splitting algorithms except some new stochastic elements.

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Author:A.V. Bobylev, Jens Struckmeier
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-5220
Serie (Series number):Berichte der Arbeitsgruppe Technomathematik (AGTM Report) (123)
Document Type:Preprint
Language of publication:English
Year of Completion:1994
Year of Publication:1994
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Tag:Boltzmann Equation ; Numerical Simulation; Rarefied Gas Dynamics
Source:TTSP, Vol. 25, No. 2, 175-195 (1996)
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fachbereich Mathematik
DDC-Cassification:510 Mathematik
MSC-Classification (mathematics):65C05 Monte Carlo methods
76P05 Rarefied gas flows, Boltzmann equation [See also 82B40, 82C40, 82D05]
82C80 Numerical methods (Monte Carlo, series resummation, etc.)

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