Numerical analysis of a shock-wave solution of the Enskog equation obtained via a Monte Carlo method. (English) Zbl 1101.82335

Summary: In this paper a planar stationary shock-wave-like solution of the Enskog equation obtained via a Monte Carlo technique is studied; both the algorithm used to obtain the solution and the qualitative behavior of the macroscopic quantities are discussed in comparison with the corresponding solution of the Boltzmann equation.


82C40 Kinetic theory of gases in time-dependent statistical mechanics
45K05 Integro-partial differential equations
82C80 Numerical methods of time-dependent statistical mechanics (MSC2010)
76M35 Stochastic analysis applied to problems in fluid mechanics
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