Hamiltonian and Godunov structures of the Grad hierarchy

Miroslav Grmela, Liu Hong, David Jou, Georgy Lebon, Michal Pavelka

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© 2017 American Physical Society. The time evolution governed by the Boltzmann kinetic equation is compatible with mechanics and thermodynamics. The former compatibility is mathematically expressed in the Hamiltonian and Godunov structures, the latter in the structure of gradient dynamics guaranteeing the growth of entropy and consequently the approach to equilibrium. We carry all three structures to the Grad reformulation of the Boltzmann equation (to the Grad hierarchy). First, we recognize the structures in the infinite Grad hierarchy and then in several examples of finite hierarchies representing extended hydrodynamic equations. In the context of Grad's hierarchies, we also investigate relations between Hamiltonian and Godunov structures.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033121
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2017


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