Kinetic Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook model for fast reactive mixtures and its hydrodynamic limit.

Abstract

A recently proposed consistent Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook-type approach for reversible bimolecular chemical reactions, well suited to deal with collision dominated gas mixtures in which mechanical and chemical relaxation times are of the same order of magnitude (fast reactions), is discussed. The model recovers essential features of the chemical process such as mass action law at equilibrium and reactive H theorem. The hydrodynamic limit, at both Euler and Navier-Stokes levels, is derived by a Chapman-Enskog procedure, in terms of the relevant hydrodynamic variables, and compared to the corresponding limits holding in the nonreactive and in the slowly reactive cases. In particular, results show that reactive corrections to transport coefficients cannot be neglected for fast reactions.

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@article{Bisi2010KineticBM, title={Kinetic Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook model for fast reactive mixtures and its hydrodynamic limit.}, author={Marzia Bisi and Maria Groppi and Giampiero Spiga}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2010}, volume={81 3 Pt 2}, pages={036327} }