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Pressure shocks in relativistic viscous heat-conducting fluids

Ganagi, MS and Gopalakrishna, AV (1987) Pressure shocks in relativistic viscous heat-conducting fluids. In: Astrophysics and Space Science, 129 (2). pp. 281-292.

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In this paper we have studied the propagation of pressure shocks in viscous, heat-conducting, relativistic fluids. Velocities of wave fronts and growth equations for the strength of the waves are obtained in the case of low and high temperatures with variable transport coefficients. On the basis of numerical integrations the growth equation results have been discussed. In the case of constant transport coefficients and for all admissible values of ratio of specific heats of the fluid, an analytical solution for the velocity of the wave as a function of distance along the normal trajectory to the wave front, has been obtained.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Astrophysics and Space Science
Publisher: Springer
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 07:04
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21732

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