Decay of the kinetic and the thermal energy of compressible viscous fluids
Abstract
The problem of a heat conducting NavierStokes compressible fluid at rest in a rigid container is studied. It is not assumed, as is generally the case, that the rate at which body forces do work balances the rate of work done by hydrostatic pressure. It is shown that the thermal and kinetic energy of arbitrary disturbances of the rest state eventually decays.
 Publication:

Journal de Mecanique
 Pub Date:
 1975
 Bibcode:
 1975JMec...14..497B
 Keywords:

 Compressible Fluids;
 Decay Rates;
 Kinetic Energy;
 Micropolar Fluids;
 Thermal Energy;
 Viscous Fluids;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Conductive Heat Transfer;
 Hydrostatic Pressure;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer