Tuesday July 26/8:00


Applied Kinetic Theory

Kinetic theory, as embodied by the Boltzmann equation, enables the derivation of material properties and non-equilibrium behavior of dilute gases. The theory has been used to predict transport coefficients and to simulate rarefied gas flows in connection with space flight and industrial applications. Continued miniaturization in industry ensures that kinetic effects will play an ever increasing role. The speakers in this minisymposium will present recent analytic and numerical advances in kinetic theory. The presentations will include discussion of new moment equations with an extended range of validity, new numerical schemes appropriate for these and other kinetic based systems, and advances in Monte Carlo methods for solving the full Boltzmann equation. Organizer: William J. Morokoff, University of Arizona