Accession Number:

AD0661205

Title:

SOME RELATIVISTIC GENERALIZATIONS OF GAS DYNAMICS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The thermodynamic notions which have been successful in the synthesis of classical gas dynamics can be generalized to apply in Minkowski space, possibly in more ways than one. A straightforward generalization of the first and second laws is used to suggest a number of relativistic generalizations of gas dynamics. The theories discussed are all covariant and they all reduce to classical gas dynamics asymptotically when the four-velocity approaches 1, 0, 0, 0 uniformly, but they differ in their description of second order effects. In the absence of definitive measurements of relativistic effects, it is suggested that the choice of a relativistic theory may be largely a matter of taste. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE