Fluctuating hydrodynamics for driven granular gases

P. Maynar 1, M. I. Garcia de Soria 1, E. Trizac 2

The European Physical Journal Special Topics 179, 1 (2009) 123-139

We study a granular gas heated by a stochastic thermostat in the dilute limit. Starting from the kinetic equations governing the evolution of the correlation functions, a Boltzmann-Langevin equation is constructed. The spectrum of the corresponding linearized Boltzmann-Fokker-Planck operator is analyzed, and the equation for the fluctuating transverse velocity is derived in the hydrodynamic limit. The noise term (Langevin force) is thus known microscopically and contains two terms: one coming from the thermostat and the other from the fluctuating pressure tensor. At variance with the free cooling situation, the noise is found to be white and its amplitude is evaluated.

  • 1. Fisica Teorica, Universidad de Sevilla,
    Universidad de Sevilla
  • 2. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud