A polyatomic scattering kernel phenomenologically presented in a previous paper is derived from an integral operator formulation. The five parameters involved in the scattering kernel expression are shown to be equal to the accommodation coefficients of various fluxes at the wall, namely, the fluxes of the three components of the momentum and the fluxes of the rotational and vibrational energies of molecules. Under its present form the model is especially convenient for the diatomic molecules.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics