Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Numerical simulations of relativistic fluids with applications to neutron stars
by Chan, Paktoo, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 63; 1527362
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jaikumar, Prashanth
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
Subjects: Astronomy
Publication Number: 1527362
ISBN: 9781303766374
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