Young Researchers Workshop: Kinetic theory with applications in physical sciences

Building a better BGK

Jeff Haack

Los Alamos National Laboratory


In this talk, I will present joint work with C. Hauck (ORNL) and M. Murillo (LANL) on a new multi-species BGK model for dense plasmas. This model conserves mass, momentum, and kinetic energy and allows for a more clear connection to the underlying cross sections and inter-species collision rates.