Peng: A program for transport properties of low-density binary gas mixtures

Published: 14 March 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/n5tm9426jx.1


The fundamental properties of molecules bridge experiment and theory. Transport properties (diffusion, thermal diffusion, thermal conductivity and viscosity) of binary mixtures are measurable in experiments, and well-defined in theory, but difficult to compute with high accuracy. In addition to high-accuracy inter-molecular potential energy curves (PECs), a reliable and high-order solution program that compute the properties based on the PECs is required. In this work, we present a computer program called Peng that performs the collision integration numerically, and solves the Boltzmann equation in Chapman–Enskog fashion. The program has been devised to perform both parts of the solution procedure to arbitrary order, so that no hard-coded limitation will prevent a user from computing at higher precision, except the amount of RAM and the required computational time. Peng is well-designed in an Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) fashion, which make the program clear and easy to modify. In addition to the end-user oriented program, Peng is also compiled as a dynamic shared library that may readily be extended and embedded in users' programs.



Molecular Physics, Computational Physics, Boltzmann Equation, Thermophysical Property