Theories of Relativistic Dissipative Fluid Dynamics

Gabriel S. Rocha, David Wagner, Gabriel S. Denicol, Jorge Noronha, Dirk H. Rischke

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Relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics finds widespread applications in high-energy nuclear physics and astrophysics. However, formulating a causal and stable theory of relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics is far from trivial; efforts to accomplish this reach back more than 50 years. In this review, we give an overview of the field and attempt a comparative assessment of (at least most of) the theories for relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics proposed until today and used in applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number189
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2024
Externally publishedYes


  • fluid dynamics
  • kinetic theory
  • relativistic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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