Reconciling the cylindrical formulation with the spherical formulation in the kinematic descriptions of collision kernel

@inproceedings{Wang2005ReconcilingTC,
  title={Reconciling the cylindrical formulation with the spherical formulation in the kinematic descriptions of collision kernel},
  author={Lian-Ping Wang and Orlando Ayala and Yan Xue},
  year={2005}
}
Kinematic descriptions of the rate of collision between two groups of particles are central to a variety of problems in cloud microphysics, engineering applications, and statistical mechanics. When particles are uniformly distributed, the collision kernel G depends on the statistics of relative velocities among colliding particles. In the pioneering work by Saffman and Turner f“On the collision of drops in turbulent clouds,” J. Fluid Mech. 1, 16s1956dg, two different formulations were used to… CONTINUE READING