{ 2 { Shock Structure in a Nine - Velocity GasB

  • T . Nadiga, B . SturtevantGraduate
  • Published 1995


The exact structure of a shock is computed in a multiple-speed discrete-velocity gas, the nine-velocity gas, wherein the multiplicity of speeds ensures nontrivial thermodynamics. Obtained as a solution of the model Boltzmann equations, the procedure consists of tracking the shock as a trajectory of a three dimensional dynamical system connecting an equilibrium upstream state to an equilibrium downstream state. The two equilibria satisfy the jump conditions obtained from the model Euler equations. Comparison of the shock structure to that in a monatomic perfect gas, as given by the Navier-Stokes equation, shows excellent agreement. The shock in the nine-velocity gas has an overshoot in entropy alone, like in a monatomic gas. The near-equilibrium ow technique for discrete-velocity gases (Nadiga & Pullin 2]), a kinetic ux-splitting method based on the local thermodynamic equilibrium, is also seen to capture the shock structure remarkably well.

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@inproceedings{Nadiga19952, title={\{ 2 \{ Shock Structure in a Nine - Velocity GasB}, author={T . Nadiga and B . SturtevantGraduate}, year={1995} }