Ostrogradsky-Gauss theorem for problems of gas and fluid mechanics

Evelina Prozorova

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Usually the derivation of conservation laws is analyzed using the Ostrogradsky-Gauss theorem for a fixed volume without moving. The theorem is a consequence of the application of the integration in parts at the spatial case. In reality, in mechanics and physics gas and liquid move and not only progressively, but also rotate. Discarding the term means ignoring the velocity circulation over the surface of the selected volume. When taking into account the motion of a gas, the extra-integral term is difficult to introduce into the differential equation. Therefore, to account for all components of the motion, it is proposed to use an integral formulation. Next question is the role of the discreteness of the description of the medium in the kinetic theory and the interaction of the discreteness and "continuity" of the media is investigated. The question of the relationship between the discreteness of a medium and its description with the help of continuum mechanics arises due to the fact that the distances between molecules in a rarefied gas are finite, the times between collisions are finite, but on definition under calculating derivatives on time and space we deal with infinitely small.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012009
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2019
Event3rd International Conference on Mathematical Methods and Computational Techniques in Science and Engineering, MMCTSE 2019 - London
Duration: 23 Feb 201925 Feb 2019

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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