In this paper, we investigate the analytical solutions of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations with dependent-density viscosity. By using the characteristic method, we successfully obtain a class of drifting solutions with elliptic symmetry for the Navier-Stokes model wherein the velocity components are governed by a generalized Emden dynamical system. In particular, when the viscosity variables are taken the same as Yuen [M. W. Yuen, “Analytical solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations,” J. Math. Phys.49, 113102 (2008)], our solutions constitute a generalization of that obtained by Yuen. Interestingly, numerical simulations show that the analytical solutions can be used to explain the drifting phenomena of the propagation wave like Tsunamis in oceans. Copyright © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
CitationAn, H., & Yuen, M. (2014). Drifting solutions with elliptic symmetry for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations with density-dependent viscosity. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 55(5). Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4872235
- Compressible navier-stokes equations
- Characteristic method
- Elliptic symmetry
- Generalized emden system
- Drifting solutions