General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 399–410 | Cite as

Gas dynamics in strong gravitational fields

  • S. Hacyan
Research Articles


The steady and axially symmetric flow of a perfect fluid is studied in the context of general relativistic gas dynamics. It is assumed that the flow occurs in the background field of a rotating black hole (or any compact object). The hydrodynamic equations are referred to a locally nonrotating frame and their characteristics are found. The equations describing oblique shock waves are also obtained.


Black Hole Shock Wave Differential Geometry Gravitational Field Perfect Fluid 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Hacyan
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  1. 1.Institute de AstronomíaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico, D.F.

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