Rarefied Gas Dynamics: From Basic Concepts to Actual Calculations by Carlo CercignaniRarefied Gas Dynamics: From Basic Concepts to Actual Calculations by Carlo Cercignani

Rarefied Gas Dynamics: From Basic Concepts to Actual Calculations

byCarlo Cercignani

Hardcover | February 28, 2000

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This work presents the concepts, methods and applications of kinetic theory to rarefied gas dynamics. After introducing the basic tools, Carlo Cercignani treats problems in plane geometry using all the approximation techniques. He later uses these same techniques to deal with two- and three-dimensional problems. The models include not only monatomic but also polyatomic gases, mixtures, chemical reactions. A special chapter is devoted to evaporation and condensation phenomena. Each section is accompanied by helpful problems. The book can be used in a range of graduate courses in aerospace engineering or applied mathematics.
Title:Rarefied Gas Dynamics: From Basic Concepts to Actual CalculationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:338 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:February 28, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521650089

ISBN - 13:9780521650083

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Table of Contents

1. Boltzmann equation and gas-surface interaction; 2. Problems for a gas in a slab: general aspects and preliminary example; 3. Problems for a gas in a slab or a half-space: discussion of some solutions; 4. Propagation phenomena and shock waves in rarefied gases; 5. Perturbation methods in more than one dimension; 6. Polyatomic gases, mixtures, chemistry and radiation; 7. Solving the Boltzmann equation by numerical techniques; 8. Evaporation and condensation phenomena.

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Geometry is a multi-dimensional topic and an important part of engineering. Now you can be ready for all aspects of this subject with Rarefied Gas Dynamics: From Basic Concepts to Actual Calculations. Readers will learn about the methods and applications of kinetic theory and problems in plane geometry. The volume includes a series of line diagrams, tables and problems that will help clarify the most complex aspects of the text. This book will be a useful study guide for graduate students in aerospace engineering and applied mathematics.

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" Rarefield Gas Dynamics: From Basic Concept to Actual Calculations is a great comprehensive refernce that is certainly worth the low cost." Appl Mech Rev vol 54, no 5 Sept 01