Some Recent Asymptotic Results in Fluid Mechanics

  • Thomas Alazard
Part of the Advances in Mathematical Fluid Mechanics book series (AMFM)


The general equations of fluid mechanics are the law of mass conservation, the Navier-Stokes equation, the law of energy conservation and the laws of thermodynamics. These equations are merely written in this generality. Instead, one often prefers simplified forms. To obtain reduced systems, the easiest route is to introduce dimensionless numbers which quantify the importance of various physical processes. Many recent works are devoted to the study of the classical solutions when such a dimensionless number goes to zero. A few results in this field are here reviewed.


Fluid Mechanics Euler System Compressible Euler Equation Incompressible Limit Relaxation Limit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Alazard
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  1. 1.MAB Université de Bordeaux ITalence CedexFrance

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