J. Phys. I France
Volume 1, Numéro 11, November 1991
Page(s) 1557 - 1582
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1991225
J. Phys. I France 1 (1991) 1557-1582

Cluster expansion for transport coefficients for dense simple fluids

Byung Chan Eu

Department of Chemistry, McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2K6

(Received 29 March 1991, accepted 26 July 1991)

Cluster expansions are presented for the collision bracket integrals for transport cofficients of a dense simple fluid which appear in the kinetic theory of dense fluid reported previously. The density series calculated with the cluster expansions are given in exponential forms and their leading terms consist of a connected three-particle collision operator. The three-particle contributions are discussed in terms of mass-normalized coordinates which make it possible to put them in forms structurally rather similar to the two-particle collision bracket integrals in the Chapman-Enskog theory. The three particle contributions are thus cast into forms suitable for numerical computation.

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