Compressible navier-stokes approximation to the boltzmann equation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3770-3816
Journal / PublicationJournal of Differential Equations
Issue number11
Online published14 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014


Even though the system of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations is not a limiting system of the Boltzmann equation when the Knudsen number tends to zero, it is the second order approximation by applying the Chapman-Enskog expansion. The purpose of this paper is to justify this approximation rigorously in mathematics. That is, if the difference between the initial data for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations and the Boltzmann equation is of the second order of the Knudsen number, so is the difference between two solutions for all time. The analysis is based on a refined energy method for a fluid-type system using the techniques for the system of viscous conservation laws. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

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