On Some Electroconvection Models

Peter Constantin, Tarek Elgindi, Mihaela Ignatova, Vlad Vicol

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We consider a model of electroconvection motivated by studies of the motion of a two-dimensional annular suspended smectic film under the influence of an electric potential maintained at the boundary by two electrodes. We prove that this electroconvection model has global in time unique smooth solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-211
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Nonlinear Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017



  • Electroconvection
  • Global regularity
  • Nonlinear
  • Nonlocal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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Constantin, P., Elgindi, T., Ignatova, M., & Vicol, V. (2017). On Some Electroconvection Models. Journal of Nonlinear Science, 27(1), 197-211. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00332-016-9329-2