An Eulerian hyperbolic model for heat transfer derived via Hamilton's principle: analytical and numerical study

Firas Dhaouadi, Sergey Gavrilyuk

In this paper, we present a new model for heat transfer in compressible fluid flows. The model is derived from Hamilton's principle of stationary action in Eulerian coordinates, in a setting where the entropy conservation is recovered as an Euler--Lagrange equation. The governing system is shown to be hyperbolic. It is asymptotically consistent with the Euler equations for compressible heat conducting fluids, provided the addition of suitable relaxation terms. A study of the Rankine--Hugoniot conditions and the Clausius--Duhem inequality reveals that contact discontinuities cannot exist while expansion waves and compression fans are possible solutions to the governing equations. Evidence of these properties is provided on a set of numerical test cases.

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