Liquid–vapor flows exhibiting phase transition, including phase creation in single-phase flows, are of high interest in mathematics, as well as in the engineering sciences. In two preceding articles the authors showed on the one hand the capability of the isothermal Euler equations to describe such phenomena (Hantke and Thein, arXiv
, arXiv:1703.09431). On the other hand they proved the nonexistence of certain phase creation phenomena in flows governed by the full system of Euler equations, see Hantke and Thein, Quart. Appl. Math. 2015
, 575–591. In this note, the authors close the gap for two-phase flows by showing that the two-phase flows considered are not possible when the flow is governed by the full Euler equations, together with the regular Rankine-Hugoniot conditions. The arguments rely on the fact that for (regular) fluids, the differences of the entropy and the enthalpy between the liquid and the vapor phase of a single substance have a strict sign below the critical point.
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