# Global Smooth Solutions of Viscous Compressible Real Flows with Density-Dependent Viscosity

### Xulong Qin

Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China### Zheng-an Yao

Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

## Abstract

We consider an initial boundary problem of viscous, compressible, heat-conducting real fluids with density-dependent viscosity. More precisely, we assume that the viscosity $\mu(\rho)=\rho^{\lambda}$, where $\rho$ is the density of flows and $\lambda$ is a positive constant. The equations of state for the real flows depend nonlinearly upon the temperature and the density unlike the linear dependence for the perfect flows. We prove the global existence (uniqueness) of smooth solutions under the hypotheses: $\lambda \in \big(2(\gamma-1),\frac12\big]$ and $1\leq \gamma <\frac54$ , which improves a previous result. In particular, we also show that no vacuum will be developed provided the initial density is far away from vacuum.

## Cite this article

Xulong Qin, Zheng-an Yao, Global Smooth Solutions of Viscous Compressible Real Flows with Density-Dependent Viscosity. Z. Anal. Anwend. 28 (2009), no. 1, pp. 35–45

DOI 10.4171/ZAA/1370