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## Kinetic & Related Models

December 2018 , Volume 11 , Issue 6

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We consider the Cauchy problem for the repulsive Vlasov-Poisson system in the three dimensional space, where the initial datum is the sum of a diffuse density, assumed to be bounded and integrable, and a point charge. Under some decay assumptions for the diffuse density close to the point charge, under bounds on the total energy, and assuming that the initial total diffuse charge is strictly less than one, we prove existence of global Lagrangian solutions. Our result extends the Eulerian theory of [

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In this paper the Boltzmann equation near global Maxwellians is studied in the

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We investigate a stochastic model hierarchy for pedestrian flow. Starting from a microscopic social force model, where the pedestrians switch randomly between the two states stop-or-go, we derive an associated macroscopic model of conservation law type. Therefore we use a kinetic mean-field equation and introduce a new problem-oriented closure function. Numerical experiments are presented to compare the above models and to show their similarities.

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In this work we study the rate of convergence to similarity profiles in a mean field model for the deposition of a submonolayer of atoms in a crystal facet, when there is a critical minimal size

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We propose a kinetic model of BGK type for a gas mixture of an arbitrary number of species with arbitrary collision law. The model features the same structure of the corresponding Boltzmann equations and fulfils all consistency requirements concerning conservation laws, equilibria, and H-theorem. Comparison is made to existing BGK models for mixtures, and the achieved improvements are commented on. Finally, possible application to the case of Coulomb interaction is briefly discussed.

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Goal of this paper is to investigate several numerical schemes for the resolution of two anisotropic Vlasov equations. These two toy-models are obtained from a kinetic description of a tokamak plasma confined by strong magnetic fields. The simplicity of our toy-models permits to better understand the features of each scheme, in particular to investigate their *asymptotic-preserving* properties, in the aim to choose then the most adequate numerical scheme for upcoming, more realistic simulations.

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We study contraction for the kinetic Fokker-Planck operator on the torus. Solving the stochastic differential equation, we show contraction and therefore exponential convergence in the Monge-Kantorovich-Wasserstein

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In this paper we derive asymptotically the macroscopic bulk stress of a suspension of small inertial particles in an incompressible Newtonian fluid. We apply the general asymptotic framework to the special case of ellipsoidal particles and show the resulting modification due to inertia on the well-known particle-stresses based on the theory by Batchelor and Jeffery.

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The presence of obstacles modifies the way in which particles diffuse. In cells, for instance, it is observed that, due to the presence of macromolecules playing the role of obstacles, the mean-square displacement of biomolecules scales as a power law with exponent smaller than one. On the other hand, different situations in grain and pedestrian dynamics in which the presence of an obstacle accelerates the dynamics are known. We focus on the time, called the residence time, needed by particles to cross a strip assuming that the dynamics inside the strip follows the linear Boltzmann dynamics. We find that the residence time is not monotonic with respect to the size and the location of the obstacles, since the obstacle can force those particles that eventually cross the strip to spend a smaller time in the strip itself. We focus on the case of a rectangular strip with two open sides and two reflective sides and we consider reflective obstacles into the strip. We prove that the stationary state of the linear Boltzmann dynamics, in the diffusive regime, converges to the solution of the Laplace equation with Dirichlet boundary conditions on the open sides and homogeneous Neumann boundary conditions on the other sides and on the obstacle boundaries.

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We establish asymptotic diffusion limits of the non-classical transport equation derived in [

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