Sound propagation and Mach cone in anisotropic hydrodynamics
P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia
2 M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
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Accepted: 5 May 2019
Published online: 22 May 2019
This letter is based on a kinetic theory approach to anisotropic hydrodynamics. We derive the sound wave equation in anisotropic hydrodynamics and show that a corresponding wave front is ellipsoidal. The phenomenon of Mach cone emission in anisotropic hydrodynamics is studied. It is shown that Mach cone in anisotropic case becomes asymmetric, i.e., in this limit they’re two different angles, left and right with respect to the ultrasonic particle direction, which are determined by the direction of ultrasonic particle propagation and the asymmetry coefficient.
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