Accession Number:

ADA001852

Title:

Using the Monte-Carlo Method in Chemical Kinetics,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1974-11-05

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The contemporary kinetic theory of reacting gases is based on the solution to Boltzmanns equation. Since the reaction disturbs the equilibrium distribution, the problem consists of finding the non-equilibrium distribution function and the reaction rate which corresponds to this function. Although the direct numerical integration of Boltzmanns equation is possible, with the exception of the simplest cases it requires unacceptably high expenditures of machine time. In this situation attempts appear hopeful for using the Monte-Carlo method MCM for solving problems of gas kinetics and gas dynamics. In this article the discussion will concern the physical variety of the MCM which consists of the direct modeling of the sequence of elementary events of the particle interaction of the system studied on a computer.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE