Communications in Mathematical Sciences
Volume 14 (2016)
A BGK relaxation model for polyatomic gas mixtures
Pages: 297 – 325
We present a BGK approximation of a kinetic Boltzmann model for a mixture of polyatomic gases, in which non-translational degrees of freedom of each gas are represented by means of a set of discrete internal energy levels. We also deal with situations, in which even chemical reactions implying transfer of mass may occur. The consistency of the proposed BGK model is proved in both inert and reactive frames, and numerical simulations in space homogeneous settings are presented.
polyatomic gas mixtures, Boltzmann equations, BGK relaxation models
2010 Mathematics Subject Classification
76P05, 80A30, 82C40