Lightweight module of physical formulations in Kinetic.jl
Author vavrines
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2 Years Ago
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November 2020


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KitBase.jl serves as a lightweight module of physical formulations in Kinetic.jl ecosystem. The package is interested in theoretical and numerical studies of many-particle systems of gases, photons, plasmas, neutrons, etc. It employs the finite volume method (FVM) to conduct 1-3 dimensional numerical simulations on CPUs and GPUs. Any advection-diffusion-type equation can be solved within the framework. Special attentions have been paid on Hilbert's sixth problem, i.e. to build the numerical passage between kinetic theory of gases, e.g. the Boltzmann equation

and continuum mechanics, e.g. the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations

A partial list of current supported models and equations include

  • linear Boltzmann equation
  • nonlinear Boltzmann equation
  • multi-component Boltzmann equations
  • Fokker-Planck-Landau equation
  • direct simulation Monte Carlo
  • advection-diffusion equation
  • Burgers equation
  • Euler equations
  • Navier-Stokes equations
  • Extended hydrodynamical equations from gas kinetic expansion
  • Magnetohydrodynamical equations
  • Maxwell's equations


For the detailed information on the implementation and usage of the package, please check the documentation.


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