Accession Number:

AD0745963

Title:

Review of Monte Carlo Methods in Kinetic Theory

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TORONTO UNIV DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

The present review contains a description with comments of the three main Monte Carlo methods which have been used to date in solution of the full Boltzmann equation of kinetic theory - namely 1 test particle method of J. K. Haviland 2 simulation method of G. A. Bird and, 3 integral evaluation method of A. Nordsieck and B. L. Hicks. A chapter containing the necessary formulas for kinetic theory and one on probability theory is included at the beginning. The authors first hand experience with the simulation method has made possible the inclusion of some new material in chapter 4.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE