Hamiltonian and Godunov structures of the Grad hierarchy
Abstract
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.
 Publication:

Physical Review E
 Pub Date:
 March 2017
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevE.95.033121
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1609.05070
 Bibcode:
 2017PhRvE..95c3121G
 Keywords:

 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics;
 Mathematical Physics;
 Physics  Fluid Dynamics
 EPrint:
 accepted in Phys.Rev.E