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Computational Methods for the Boltzmann Equation

  • This paper contains the basic ideas and practical aspects for numerical methods for solving the Boltzmann Equation. The main field of application considered is the reentry of a Space Shuttle in the transition from free molecular flow to continuum flow. The method used will be called Finite Pointset Method (FPM) approximating the solution by finite sets of particles in a rigorously defined way. Convergence results are cited while practical aspects of the algorithm are emphasized. Ideas for the transition to the Navier Stokes domain are shortly discussed.

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Author:F. Gropengießer, Helmut Neunzert, Jens Struckmeier
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-6466
Serie (Series number):Berichte der Arbeitsgruppe Technomathematik (AGTM Report) (43)
Document Type:Preprint
Language of publication:English
Year of Completion:1990
Year of Publication:1990
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Date of the Publication (Server):1990/01/01
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fachbereich Mathematik
DDC-Cassification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
Licence (German):Standard gemäß KLUEDO-Leitlinien vor dem 27.05.2011