Kinetic simulation of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability

S. O. Poleshkin, A. N. Kudryavtsev

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review


With the rapid development of numerical methods and computer systems in recent years, it has become possible to model complex multidimensional flows on the basis of the Boltzmann equation. For the first time, numerical simulations of the development of Rayleigh-Taylor instability is performed based on the solution of both the Boltzmann equation and the model kinetic equation. This paper is aimed at the identification of kinetic effects and estimation of the degree of flow non-equilibrium. For this purpose, the distribution functions obtained from kinetic simulations are compared with the Navier-Stokes distribution function.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-Energy Processes in Condensed Matter, HEPCM 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the XXVII Conference on High-Energy Processes in Condensed Matter, Dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of the Birth of RI Soloukhin
EditorsVasily M. Fomin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440180
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2020
Event27th Conference on High-Energy Processes in Condensed Matter, HEPCM 2020 - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 29 Jun 20203 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference27th Conference on High-Energy Processes in Condensed Matter, HEPCM 2020
CountryRussian Federation


Dive into the research topics of 'Kinetic simulation of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this