Hard-sphere interactions in velocity jump models

Benjamin Franz, Jake P. Taylor-King, Christian Yates, Radek Erban

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Group-level behaviour of particles undergoing a velocity jump process with hard-sphere interactions is investigated. We derive N-particle transport equations that include the possibility of collisions between particles and apply different approximation techniques to get expressions for the dependence of the collective diffusion coefficient on the number of particles and their diameter. The derived approximations are compared with numerical results obtained from individual-based simulations. The theoretical results compare well with Monte Carlo simulations providing the excluded volume fraction is small.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012129
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review E (PRE)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2016


  • hard-spheres
  • velocity-jump process


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