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The Lattice Boltzmann EquationFor Complex States of Flowing Matter$
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Sauro Succi

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199592357

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199592357.001.0001

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Transport Phenomena

Transport Phenomena

(p.56) 4 Transport Phenomena
The Lattice Boltzmann Equation

Sauro Succi

Oxford University Press

The previous Chapter presented a discussion of the notion of local and global equilibria and shown that these equilibria represent the special forms taken by the distribution function once direct and inverse collisions come into balance. This Chapter provides an elementary introduction to transport phenomena and discusses their intimate relation to non-equilibrium processes at the microscopic scale. In particular it shall deal with the connection between the transport coefficients, such as mass, momentum and energy diffusivity with the molecular mean free path, namely the distance traveled by a representative molecules between two subsequent collisions. The discussion also highlights the fundamental role of inhomogeneity in fueling non-equilibrium processes.

Keywords:   transport phenomena, molecular mean free path, local equilibrium, relaxation processes

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