TITLE

Extensions of Classical Hydrodynamics

AUTHOR(S)
Grmela, Miroslav
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Statistical Physics;Aug2008, Vol. 132 Issue 3, p581
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An abstract dynamical system is formulated from three features extracted from classical hydrodynamics. One its particular realization is then the classical hydrodynamics, other possible realizations are extensions of the classical hydrodynamics. The three features entering the formulation of the abstract dynamical system are the conservation laws, the compatibility with equilibrium thermodynamics, and the compatibility with classical mechanics in the limit of no dissipation. The particular extensions on which we illustrate the process of constructing different realizations are those arising when dealing with fluids in the vicinity of gas-liquid phase transitions (i.e. fluids involving large spatial inhomogeneities and large fluctuations).
ACCESSION #
32814778

 

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