The ephemeral nature of Navier–Stokes- continua

  • Gianfranco Capriz

    Università di Pisa, Italy
  • Eliot Fried

    McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Navier–Stokes- continua are shown to be a special subclass of the recently introduced class of ephemeral continua that arises when particular constraints and constitutive relations are introduced. Beside offering a new endorsement of balance equations already obtained by numerous Authors, our study offers a chance for enlightening remarks, remarks that might possibly lead to further developments.

Cite this article

Gianfranco Capriz, Eliot Fried, The ephemeral nature of Navier–Stokes- continua. Atti Accad. Naz. Lincei Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 22 (2011), no. 1, pp. 73–87

DOI 10.4171/RLM/588