WIAS Preprint No. 522, (1999)

Time step truncation error in direct simulation Monte Carlo



Authors

  • Garcia, Alejandro L.
  • Wagner, Wolfgang

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 65C05 76P05 82C80

Keywords

  • Time step truncation error, direct simulation Monte Carlo, Boltzmann equation, numerical experiments

Abstract

The time step truncation error in direct simulation Monte Carlo calculations is found to be O(Δt2) for a variety of simple flows, both transient and steady state. The measured errors in the transport coefficients (viscosity, thermal conductivity, and self-diffusion) are in good agreement with predictions from Green-Kubo analysis (N. Hadjiconstantinou, Phys. Fluids, submitted 1999).

Appeared in

  • Phys. Fluids, 12(2000), pp. 2621-2633

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