In recent literature concerning multidimensional inviscid fluid flow, one can find numerous instances where the fluid density exhibits significant variation, even becoming infinite at some points. We include a viscosity term in the compressible Euler equations that depends on the density and obtain solutions that are more realistic from the physical point of view. There are two main scenarios of interest which we aim to study: fluid flow in an open space and in interaction with rigid solids. Our plan is to use recent results involving the variable-viscosity Bresch-Desjardins (BD) entropy and its variants, results about interaction of a Navier-Stokes fluid and a solid, different kinds of approximate solutions, finite volume, finite element, Galerkin and other methods, together with the maximum energy dissipation (maximal entropy production) principle and techniques from mathematical analysis. Additionally, for the fluid-solid interaction problem, penalization and decoupling methods will be used as well. The expectation of the project is to provide a new view of highly compressible gases and other compressible fluids, such as plasma, in two directions: making a connection between inviscid models and viscous systems with variable viscosity coefficients, and to analyze the associated fluid-solid interaction problems. The main impact of the project will be a new framework for models for highly compressible fluids and situations when there is high variation in the fluid density.