Kinetic and viscous boundary layers for broadwell equations


Journal Article

In this paper, we investigate the boundary layer behavior of solutions to the one dimensional Broadwell model of the nonlinear Boltzmann equation for small mean free path. We consider the analogue of Maxwell's diffusive and the reflexive boundary conditions. It is found that even for such a simple model, there are boundary layers due to purely kinetic effects which cannot be detected by the corresponding Navier-Stokes system. It is also found numerically that a compressive boundary layer is not always stable in the sense that it may detach from the boundary and move into the interior of the gas as a shock layer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, JG; Xin, Z

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 3-5

Start / End Page

  • 447 - 461

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0041-1450

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00411459608220713

Citation Source

  • Scopus