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) : Bisshopp,Frederic E.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 29

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)

Descriptors :   (*FLUID MECHANICS, *RELATIVITY THEORY), GAS FLOW, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, PARTICLES, MASS TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics
      Quantum Theory and Relativity
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE