Cooling kinetics of a granular gas of viscoelastic particles

A. S. Bodrova, N. V. Brilliantov

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The evolution of a granular gas of viscoelastic particles in the homogeneous cooling state is studied. The velocity distribution function of granular particles and the time dependence of the mean kinetic energy of particles (granular temperature) are found. The noticeable deviation of the distribution function from the Maxwell distribution and its non-monotonous evolution are established. The perturbation theory with respect to the small dispersion parameter is elaborated and the analytical expressions for the asymptotic time dependence of the velocity distribution function and the granular gas temperature are derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-132
Number of pages5
JournalMoscow University Physics Bulletin (English Translation of Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Fizik
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Dissipative gas
  • Granular gas
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Restitution coefficient
  • Velocity distribution function
  • Viscoelastic particles


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