Due to the complexity of the PDEs that govern relativistic fluid dynamics, numerical simulations are necessary. However, upon searching for the governing equations for chemically-reacting fluids, we only found incomplete ones. Thus, to properly and numerically simulate phenomena in which chemical reactions are important, we need to first derive the necessary governing equations.
In this thesis, we derive that set of governing equations, a set of governing equations for multi-velocity and chemically-reacting fluids. We then extend it to apply to generic chemical reactions, and discuss its importance in relation to various astrophysical problems, including the neutron star to strange quark star combustion.
|Commitee:||Bill, Andreas, Gredig, Thomas|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Physics and Astronomy|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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