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Zeitschrift für Analysis und ihre Anwendungen


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Volume 28, Issue 1, 2009, pp. 35–45
DOI: 10.4171/ZAA/1370

Published online: 2009-03-31

Global Smooth Solutions of Viscous Compressible Real Flows with Density-Dependent Viscosity

Xulong Qin[1] and Zheng-an Yao[2]

(1) Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
(2) Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

We consider an initial boundary problem of viscous, compressible, heat-conducting real fluids with density-dependent viscosity. More precisely, we assume that the viscosity $\mu(\rho)=\rho^{\lambda}$, where $\rho$ is the density of flows and $\lambda$ is a positive constant. The equations of state for the real flows depend nonlinearly upon the temperature and the density unlike the linear dependence for the perfect flows. We prove the global existence (uniqueness) of smooth solutions under the hypotheses: $\lambda \in \big(2(\gamma-1),\frac12\big]$ and $1\leq \gamma <\frac54 $, which improves a previous result. In particular, we also show that no vacuum will be developed provided the initial density is far away from vacuum.

Keywords: Viscous, heat-conducting gas, density-dependent viscosity, global existence

Qin Xulong, Yao Zheng-an: Global Smooth Solutions of Viscous Compressible Real Flows with Density-Dependent Viscosity. Z. Anal. Anwend. 28 (2009), 35-45. doi: 10.4171/ZAA/1370