Compressible Euler Fluids

  • C. Truesdell
  • K. R. Rajagopal
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser CIassics book series (MBC)


Thus far, we have mainly confined our attention to incompressible fluids. While the assumption of incompressibility is reasonable when we restrict our attention to liquids, it is inappropriate when dealing with gases. In this section, we shall discuss briefly some interesting features that are a consequence of compressibility. The main results presented in this section pertain to the Munk-Prim substitution principle and the uniqueness of the flow of a compressible fluid.


Mathematical Modeling Fluid Dynamics Industrial Mathematic Incompressible Fluid Compressible Fluid 
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General References

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    Courant, R. and Friedrichs, K.O. Supersonic Flow and Shock Waves. New York: Interscience, 1948.MATHGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Truesdell
    • 1
  • K. R. Rajagopal
    • 2
  1. 1.BaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M University Engineering Physics BuildingCollege StationUSA

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