A kinetic description of particle fragmentation

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This paper is concerned with the formulation and analysis of particle fragmentation by a mathematical approach of the kinetic theory. We consider a fairly general model which may require a description of the internal configuration of each particle, like internal energy. The fragmentation process is assumed to occur due to the configuration of the corresponding particle; an easy modification would allow one to consider the interaction with some external medium (typically a fluid) but we do not deal with fragmentation processes induced by particles collision here. The proposed model is therefore linear and may be analyzed with the use of correct entropies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-948
Number of pages16
JournalMathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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