Rarefied Gas Dynamics

Fundamentals, Simulations and Micro Flows

  • Ching Shen
  • Dieter Mewes
  • Franz Mayinger

Part of the Heat and Mass Transfer book series (HMT)

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About this book


This book elucidates the methods of molecular gas dynamics or rarefied gas dynamics which treat the problems of gas flows when the discrete molecular effects of the gas prevail under the circumstances of low density, the emphases being stressed on the basis of the methods, the direct simulation Monte Carlo method applied to the simulation of non-equilibrium effects and the frontier subjects related to low speed microscale rarefied gas flows. It provides a solid basis for the study of molecular gas dynamics for senior students and graduates in the aerospace and mechanical engineering departments of universities and colleges. It gives a general acquaintance of modern developments of rarefied gas dynamics in various regimes and leads to the frontier topics of non-equilibrium rarefied gas dynamics and low speed microscale gas dynamics. It will be also of benefit to the scientific and technical researchers engaged in aerospace high altitude aerodynamic force and heating design and in the research on gas flow in MEMS.


Aerodynamics Fluid flow Kinetic Theory Microchannels Microfluidics Molecules RSI Simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Ching Shen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople's Republic of China

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Mewes
    • 1
  • Franz Mayinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für VerfahrenstechnikUniversität HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für ThermodynamikTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23926-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27230-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4846
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