Local Well-Posedness for Fluid Interface Problems

Jalal Shatah, Chongchun Zeng

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In this paper, we prove the local well-posedness of the fluid interface problem with surface tension where the velocity fields are not assumed to be irrotational and the fluid domains are not assumed to be simply connected. Viewed as a Lagrangian system with the configuration space being an infinite dimensional manifold possessing many symmetries, this problem is reduced to the evolution of the interface, determined by its mean curvature, and the evolution of the rotational part of the velocity fields, determined by the symmetries. This framework also applies to several other fluid surface problems which are outlined in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-705
Number of pages53
JournalArchive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis
Volume199
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Interface Problems
Local Well-posedness
Fluid
Velocity Field
Fluids
Symmetry
Lagrangian Systems
Mean Curvature
Configuration Space
Surface Tension
Surface tension

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  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Analysis

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Local Well-Posedness for Fluid Interface Problems. / Shatah, Jalal; Zeng, Chongchun.

In: Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, Vol. 199, No. 2, 2011, p. 653-705.

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Shatah, Jalal ; Zeng, Chongchun. / Local Well-Posedness for Fluid Interface Problems. In: Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis. 2011 ; Vol. 199, No. 2. pp. 653-705.
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