The linearized Boltzmann equation : Soundwave propagation in a rarefied gas

An analytical version of the discrete-ordinates method (the ADO method) is used to establish concise and particularly accurate solutions to the problem of sound-wave propagation in a rarefied gas. The analysis and the numerical work are based on a rigorous form of the linearized Boltzmann equation (for rigid-sphere interactions), and in contrast to many… CONTINUE READING