"A deterministic particle-in-cell method for solving the problems of rarefied gas dynamics. Part I"
Malkov E.A., Ivanov M.S.

A method for the numerical solution of the Boltzmann equation is proposed. The method belongs to the family of deterministic particle-in-cell methods. Some numerical results of its application to the homogeneous relaxation of a gas are discussed. The development of such a method becomes feasible due to the possibility of representing the collision integral in divergent form.

Keywords: rarefied gas dynamics, Boltzmann equation, numerical methods

Malkov E.A.   e-mail: malkov@itam.nsc.ru;   Ivanov M.S.   e-mail: ivanov@itam.nsc.ru