The Correctness of the Simplified Bernoulli Trial (SBT) Collision Scheme of Calculations of Two-Dimensional Flows

Kiril Shterev
2021 Micromachines  
Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) have developed rapidly in recent years in various technical fields that have increased their interest in the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method. In this paper, we present a simple representation of the DSMC collision scheme and investigate the correctness of the Simplified Bernoulli Trial (SBT) collision scheme for the calculation of two-dimensional flows. The first part of the collision scheme, which determines collision pairs, is presented
more » ... is presented following the derivation of the expression for the mean free path and using the cumulative distribution function. Approaches and conclusions based on one-dimensional flows are not always directly applicable to two- and three-dimensional flows. We investigated SBT correctness by using the two-dimensional pressure-driven gas flow of monoatomic gas as a test case. We studied the influence of shuffling of the list of particles per cell (PPC) before the collision scheme's execution, as well as the minimal and maximal number of PPC, on the correctness of the solution. The investigation showed that shuffling and the number of PPC played an important role in the correctness of SBT. Our recommendations are straightforwardly applicable to three-dimensional flows. Finally, we considered the mixing of two gases and compared the results available in the literature.
doi:10.3390/mi12020127 pmid:33530369 fatcat:yrgycn2fuvdytbsj3uk74mdeyq