Year 2004, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 115 - 122 2004-09-01

Flow Exergy as a Lagrangian for the Navier-Stokes Equations for Incompressible Flow

Enrico Sciubba [1]

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A novel variational derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible flows is presented and discussed. The Lagrangian density is obtained from the exergy balance equation written for both the (Lagrangian) steady and quasi-stationary isothermal flows of an incompressible fluid. The exergy of a fluid mass (composed of a kinetic, a pressure-work, a diffusive, and a dissipative portion, the latter being the result of viscous irreversibility) is derived first, and it is then shown that a formal minimisation of the exergy variation (i.e. destruction) generates, without recurring to “local potentials”, the Navier-Stokes equations of motion under the given assumptions. The acceleration being held constant, the proposed variational method can be classified as a “restricted” principle.

The problem is also briefly discussed both in its historical perspective and in its possible formal and practical implications.

Navier-Stokes variational, Navier-Stokes Lagrangian, Exergy-based Lagrangian
Primary Language en
Subjects
Journal Section Regular Original Research Article
Authors

Author: Enrico Sciubba

Bibtex @ { ijot76673, journal = {International Journal of Thermodynamics}, issn = {1301-9724}, eissn = {2146-1511}, address = {Yaşar DEMİREL}, year = {2004}, volume = {7}, pages = {115 - 122}, doi = {}, title = {Flow Exergy as a Lagrangian for the Navier-Stokes Equations for Incompressible Flow}, key = {cite}, author = {Sciubba, Enrico} }
APA Sciubba, E . (2004). Flow Exergy as a Lagrangian for the Navier-Stokes Equations for Incompressible Flow. International Journal of Thermodynamics, 7 (3), 115-122. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/ijot/issue/5753/76673
MLA Sciubba, E . "Flow Exergy as a Lagrangian for the Navier-Stokes Equations for Incompressible Flow". International Journal of Thermodynamics 7 (2004): 115-122 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/ijot/issue/5753/76673>
Chicago Sciubba, E . "Flow Exergy as a Lagrangian for the Navier-Stokes Equations for Incompressible Flow". International Journal of Thermodynamics 7 (2004): 115-122
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ISNAD Sciubba, Enrico . "Flow Exergy as a Lagrangian for the Navier-Stokes Equations for Incompressible Flow". International Journal of Thermodynamics 7 / 3 (September 2004): 115-122.