Molecular gas dynamics : theory, techniques, and applications
 Author/Creator
 Sone, Yoshio, 1936
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Boston : Birkhäuser, c2007.
 Physical description
 xii, 658 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
 Series
 Modeling and simulation in science, engineering & technology.
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Contents/Summary
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 Includes bibliographical references (p. [621]642) and index.
 Contents

 Preface Boltzmann Equation Highly Rarefied Gas: Free Molecular Gas and Its Correction Slightly Rarefied Gas: Asymptotic Theory of the Boltzmann System for Small Knudsen Numbers Simple Flows Flows Induced by Temperature Fields Flows with Evaporation and Condensation Bifurcation in the HalfSpace Problem of Evaporation and Condensation Ghost Effect and Bifurcation I: Benard and TaylorCouette Problems Ghost Effect and Bifurcation II: Ghost Effect of Infinitesimal Curvature and Bifurcation of the Plane Couette Flow Appendix A. Supplement to the Boltzmann Equation Appendix B. Methods of Solution Appendix C. Some Data Bibliography List of Symbols Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 This selfcontained work is an uptodate treatment of the basic theory of molecular gas dynamics and its various applications. Recent progress in the field has greatly enhanced the original theory and stimulated interesting and critical gas dynamic phenomena and problems. This book, unique in the literature, presents working knowledge, theory, techniques, and typical phenomena in rarefied gases for theoretical development and applications. Basic theory is developed in a systematic way and presented in a form easily applied to practical use. After presenting basic theory and various simple flows, such as unidirectional or quasiunidirectional flows and flows around a sphere, the author discusses additional topics, including flows induced by temperature fields, which are typical in rarefied gases; flows with evaporation and condensation; and, bifurcation of flows in rarefied gases. The appendix contains many useful fundamental formulae, as well as an explanation of the theoretical background for the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method, easily accessible to nonmathematicians and not found elsewhere in the literature. Existence of the ghost effect has made molecular gas dynamics indispensable to the study of a gas in the continuum limit, traditionally treated by classical fluid dynamics. In this book: the ghost and nonNavier; stokes effects are demonstrated for typical examples  such as Benard and Taylor; and, Couette problems are covered  in the context of a new framework. An infinitesimal curvature effect is also discussed, with a longstanding problem of the bifurcation of the plane Couette flow worked out as an example. "Molecular Gas Dynamics" is useful for those working in different communities where kinetic theory or fluid dynamics is important: graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in theoretical physics, applied mathematics, and various branches of engineering. This work may be used as a selfstudy reference or as a textbook in graduatelevel courses on fluid dynamics, gas dynamics, kinetic theory, molecular or rarefied gas dynamics, microflows, and applied mathematics.
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 Publication date
 2007
 Responsibility
 Yoshio Sone.
 Series
 Modeling and simulation in science, engineering, and technology
 ISBN
 9780817643454
 0817643451
 9780817645731
 081764573X