Rarefied Poiseuille Flow in a Circular Tube
Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, RU-163002, Arkhangelsk, Russia
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Published online: 9 December 2019
An isothermal rarefied gas flow through a long circular tube due to longitudinal pressure gradient (a three-dimensional Poiseuille problem) was studied using the linearized Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook model kinetic equation over the whole range of the Knudsen numbers covering both free molecular and hydrodynamic regimes. The solution of the model kinetic equation with the diffuse boundary condition is obtained by the collocation method. This approach is based on the Chebyshev polynomials and rational Chebyshev functions. Choosing the zeros of Chebyshev polynomials in the multivariate range of integration for the collocation points, we reduce this problem to a set of algebraic equations. Based on the proposed approach, we have calculated the mass and the heat fluxes through the tube. The obtained results have also been compared with other studies. The developed approach may also be applied to a more general class of problems of rarefied gas flows in microand nanotubes.
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