Velocity distribution of particles in an arbitraryarrangement of rotating gasesby kmarinas86 Tags: arbitraryarrangement, distribution, gases, particles, rotating, velocity 

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Mar3112, 04:08 PM

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If we have a "quasirigid" rotating convective cell where the gas overall rotates at the same angular velocity, we could establish a noninertial frame of reference corotating with this convective cell such that the particles of the gas (seen from that frame of reference) may follow a MaxwellBoltzmann distribution.
But with what statistical distribution may we characterize the temperature function of a system of gases whose fluid rotations occur around various arbitrary axes and speeds with cells of a varying size, evaluated from an inertial, observing frame? In this case, the particle velocities may or may not follow a MaxwellBoltzmann distribution. 



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Apr312, 07:54 PM

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Hello again!
Will air flowing into a tornado have particle velocity distribution that deviates from the MaxwellBoltzmann distribution as that tornado increases in speed and rotational rate? Are there any numerical parameters that can be used to usefully characterize the amount of this deviance from MaxwellBoltzman characteristics for certain kinds of calculations in nonequilibrium thermodynamics? 


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