Accession Number:

ADA110455

Title:

Dynamic Phase Transitions in a van der Waals Fluid.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This paper proves the existence of traveling wave solutions connecting liquid and vapor phases in a van der Waals fluid. The main constitutive assumptions are that the fluid be an elastic fluidwith pressure given by the van der Waals equation of state possessing a higher order correction given by Kortewegs theory of capillarity and the fluid is a conductor of heat with large specific heat at constant volume. The main mathematical tool in the analysis is the Conley-Easton theory of isolating blocks. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE