Dissipative structure and entropy for hyperbolic systems of balance laws

S. Kawashima*, W. A. Yong

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In this paper, we introduce an entropy condition for hyperbolic systems of balance laws. Under this condition, we use the Chapman-Enskog expansion to derive the corresponding viscous conservation laws. Further structural conditions are discussed in order to develop (local and global) existence theories for the balance laws and viscous conservation laws.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-364
Number of pages20
JournalArchive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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