Received 12 October 2015; accepted 25 March 2016; published 29 March 2016
Theory of general relativity (Einstein 1916) has served as basis for the study of cosmological models of universe. The cosmological term Λ has been introduced in 1917 by Einstein to modify his own equation of general relativity. Now this Λ-term remains a focal point of interest in modern theories. In 1930s distinguished cosmologists, A. S. Eddington and Abbey Georges Lemaitre felt that introduction of Λ-term has attractive features in cosmology and models, so it should be discussed deeply. Moreover models with cosmological time-dependent term-Λ are becoming popular as they help to solve the cosmological constant problem in natural way. The generalized Einstein’s theory of gravitation with time-dependent G and Λ has been proposed by Lau  . The possibility of variable G and Λ in Einstein’s theory has also been studied by Dersarkissian  .
To study the nature of scalar field without mass parameters interacting with perfect fluid in Einstein’s Rosen space time is a subject of interest due to its significant role in the description of the universe at the early stages of evolution. Patel  obtained the static and nonstatic plane symmetric solutions of the field equations in presence of zero mass scalar field. Singh and Deo  considered Robertson-Walker metric and investigated the problem of zero mass scalar field.
Recently many authors like Tsagas and Maartens  , Sahni and Starboinsky  , Peeble  , Padmanabhan  , Vishwakarma  -  , Pradhan et al.   , Sahu and Panigrahi  , Sahu and Mohapatra  motivate us to study the cosmological models involved with Λ-term. Mohanty et al.  obtained a class of exact solutions of Einstein’s field equations with attractive massive scalar field in LRS Bianchi type-I space time. Mohanty and Mishra  have studied the feasibility of Bianchi type-VIII and IX space time with a time-dependent gauge function and a matter field in the term of perfect fluid. Mishra  has constructed the non-static plane symmetric Zeldovich fluid model with a time-dependent gauge function.
Very recently Adhav et al.  have studied cylindrically symmetric Einstein Rosen cosmological model with wet dark fluid (WDF) in general relativity. Katore et al.  have investigated cylindrically symmetric Einstein Rosen space time with bulk viscosity and zero mass scalar field in Lyra geometry. Bivudutta Mishra et al.  have studied the perfect fluid distribution in the scale invariant theory of gravitation. Katore et al.  have investigated Einstein Rosen inflationary universe in presence of massless scalar field with flat potential.
In this paper we consider the cylindrically symmetric space time in mesonic perfect fluid with time-dependent Λ-term in general theory of relativity. A static vacuum model and a non-static cosmological model are presented and studied in detail.
2. The Metric and Field Equation
We consider the nonstatic cylindrically symmetric Einstein Rosen metric
where and are both the functions of r and t only.
We denote the coordinates, and t as respectively.
The Einstein’s field equations with the cosmological term are given by
are respectively the energy momentum tensors for the perfect fluid and massless scalar field. The massless scalar field satisfies the Klein-Gordan wave equation
Here and Λ are respectively the energy density, pressure, four velocity vector of the fluid, scalar
mesonic field and cosmological constant. Hereafter the semicolon (;) denotes covariant differentiation.
Using commoving coordinate system, the set of field Equation (2) for the metric (1) reduces to the following forms
The Klein-Gordon Equation (6) for the metric (1) yields
Equations (7)-(12) are highly nonlinear partial differential equations and hence it is very difficult to solve them, as there exists no standard method to derive their solution.
Here we consider two particular physical important cases:
1) static vacuum model and 2) non-static cosmological model.
Further to avoid the mathematical complexities, we consider scalar field to be the functions of t only and cosmological constant Λ is depending on time t.
2.1. Static Vacuum Model
In this case we consider and are functions of r only.
Therefore, in this case the field Equations (7)-(12) reduces the following set of equations
The solutions of the field equations are given by
where are integrating constants.
After a suitable choice of coordinates, Einstein-Rosen cylindrically symmetric metric (1) can be written as
2.2. Non-Static Cosmological Model
Here we consider are functions of t only. In this case the field Equations (7)-(12) reduces the following set of equations
The exact solution of this equation is given by
where are integrating constants.
Now using the equation of state
we obtain the physical quantities
where are constants.
After a suitable choice of coordinates and constants, Einstein-Rosen cylindrically symmetric metric (1) becomes
2.3. Physical Model
Here we discuss three models corresponding to
Case-I: When (dust Distribution)
From Equation (26), we obtain
Therefore in this case the energy density and cosmological constant takes the form
In this case the energy density and cosmological constant are equal i.e. and takes the form
From Equation (26), we obtain
In this case from Equation (26), we obtain the energy density and cosmological constant in the form
From Equations (32) and (36) we observe that the cosmological constant term Λ is a decreasing function of time whereas when energy density and pressure are in equilibrium.
3. Some Physical and Kinematical Properties
Here we study Physical and Kinematical properties of the cosmological model given by Equation (29). For the model (29) the expressions for the spatial volume V, scalar expansion, shear scalar and deceleration parameter q are
The spatial volume v tend to zero as T tends to, the scalar expansion is negative thus the universe is contracting. The positive value of deceleration parameter q indicates that the model decelerates in the stander way. But in the present observation the model inflates because the deceleration parameter q is negative. as i.e. the model is anisotropic and does not approach isotropy.
We have studied Einstein Rosen cylindrically symmetric static vacuum model and non-static cosmological model with mesonic perfect fluid with time-dependent cosmological constant term Λ in general relativity. We
have discussed three physical models corresponding to values of γ, i.e.. It is observed that non-static
cosmological model is nonsingular; contracting and deceleration parameter indicates inflation. The time-de- pendent cosmological term Λ is decreasing function of time and it approaches to small positive value at late time.
V. D. Elkar is thankful to the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India for providing fellowship under F.I.P.