By Peter A. Markowich
This ebook provides chosen themes in technological know-how and engineering from an applied-mathematics perspective. The defined ordinary, socioeconomic, and engineering phenomena are modeled by means of partial differential equations that relate kingdom variables similar to mass, speed, and effort to their spatial and temporal adaptations. normally, those equations are hugely nonlinear; in lots of instances they're structures, and so they characterize demanding situations even for the main sleek and complex mathematical and numerical-analytic strategies. the chosen subject matters mirror the longtime medical pursuits of the writer. They contain flows of fluids and gases, granular-material flows, organic tactics comparable to development formation on animal skins, kinetics of rarified gases, unfastened limitations, semiconductor units, and socioeconomic tactics. each one subject is in short brought in its clinical or engineering context, through a presentation of the mathematical types within the type of partial differential equations with a dialogue in their uncomplicated mathematical homes. the writer illustrates each one bankruptcy via a sequence of his personal top of the range pictures, which reveal that partial differential equations are strong instruments for modeling a wide number of phenomena influencing our day-by-day lives.
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Html 2 The Navier–Stokes and Euler Equations – Fluid and Gas Dynamics 27 where Dg Dt denotes the material derivative of the scalar function g: Dg = gt + u. grad g . Dt Thus, for two-dimensional flows, the vorticity gets convected by the velocity field, is diffused with diffusion coefficient ν and externally produced/destroyed by the curl of the external force. For three dimensional flows an additional term appears in the vorticity formulation of the Navier–Stokes equations, which corresponds to vorticity distortion.
4), q = v1 − v2 , and S+ is the hemisphere corresponding to q · n > 0. The velocities (v∗∗ , w∗∗ ) are the pre collisional velocities of the so-called inverse collision, which results from (v, w) as post collisional velocities. The factor χ in the gain term stems from the Jacobian of the transformation dv∗∗ dw∗∗ into dvdw and from the lengths of the collisional cylinders e|q∗∗ · n||q · n|. For a constant restitution coefficient, χ = e−2 . 3 Granular Material Flows 42 Fig. 3. Barchan Dune in Sossus Vlei, Namibia Due to dissipation, a granular gas cools down.
Html 3 Granular Material Flows 38 Fig. 1. Dune 45 in Sossus Vlei, Namibia 3 Granular Material Flows 39 Here are a few more examples of granular flows: grains such as corn or wheat flowing from a silo; landslides of boulders and debris; rock and ice collisions in planetary rings; transport and handling of coal or certain chemicals in industrial plants; powder metallurgy; powder spray coating and lava flow in volcanic eruptions. A good understanding of the physics of granular flows is of paramount importance in order to design efficient industrial processing and handling systems.