The compressible euler system in two space dimensions

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We analyze the self-similar isentropic irrotational Euler system via the hodograph transformation. We diagonalize the system of equations in the phase space. We use these equations to analyze the binary interaction of arbitrary planar rarefaction waves, which includes the classical problem of a wedge of gas expanding into vacuum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonlinear Conservation Laws, Fluid Systems And Related Topics
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages90
ISBN (Electronic)9789814273282
ISBN (Print)9787040249446
StatePublished - Jun 12 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • General Engineering


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