ASE 382R:
Molecular Gas DynamicsII
Advanced Kinetic Theory
Fall 2008
Course
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Class meets: 
MWF 10:0010:50, WRW 312 
Instructor: 
Prof. Philip L. Varghese 
Office: 
WRW 314C 
Telephone: 
Office: 4713110

EMail: 
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Home page: 
http://www.ae.utexas.edu/~Varghese/ 
Office Hours: 
Monday & Wednesday: 24 pm, Tuesday 10 amnoon, and by
appointment. 
Course description
After
a preliminary review of distribution functions we derive the Boltzmann
equation. The Maxwellian distribution is derived as the equilibrium
velocity
distribution and the NavierStokes equations are then shown to follow
for
nonequilibrium distributions. Flows with translational nonequilibrium
are
analyzed using the BGK approximation and the ChapmanEnskog expansion.
We will also consider direct numerical solution of the Boltzmann
equation for simple flow geometries.
Course Outline
1. Review
of computations with
distribution functions (2 weeks)
2. Nonequilibrium
kinetic theory (4 weeks)
3. Flow
with translational
nonequilibrium (6 weeks).
Text
Introduction to Physical Gas Dynamics, by W. G.
Vincenti
and C. H. Kruger, R. Krieger Publishing Company (1986 or later
reprint).