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Should water at the scale of a cell feel more like tar?

The Navier-Stokes equations are as follows, $$\dot{u}+(u\cdot \nabla ) u +\nu \nabla^2 u =\nabla p$$ where $u$ is the velocity field, $\nu$ is the viscosity, and $p$ is the pressure. Some elementary ...
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Is there a mathematically precise definition of turbulence for solutions of Navier-Stokes?

Given a solution $S$ of the Navier-Stokes equations, is there a way to make mathematically precise a statement like: "$S$ is turbulent in the spacetime region $U$"? And if such a definition exists, ...
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Convergence of solutions to Navier-Stokes to Euler's equation for viscosity $\to$ zero

Let $$ \partial_t u + \nabla_u u = - \nabla p $$ be Euler's equation (Wikipedia) for an ideal incompressible fluid. Let $$ \partial_t u + \nabla_u u - \nu \Delta u = - \nabla p $$ be the Navier-...
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Surjectivity of curl

Let: $\mathbb R^3\ni x\mapsto v(x)\in\mathbb R^3$ be a vector field with null divergence belonging to the Schwartz class such that $$ \int_{\mathbb R^3} v(x) dx=0. $$ Is it true that there exists a ...
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Otelbayev's approach to Navier-Stokes [closed]

Recent news post that Mukhtarbai Otelbayev from Eurasian National University has shown existence of strong solutions of the Navier-Stokes equation in the article "Existence of a strong solution of ...
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Do circular pipes maximize flow rate?

Suppose that $U \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ is nonempty, open, connected and bounded. Consider a Poisseuille flow in the pipe $U \times \mathbb{R}$. That is: a time-independent incompressible flow of the ...
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Navier-Stokes fluid dynamics, Einstein gravity and holography

There was some activity a while ago, like 10 years ago, string theoreists try to relate the fluid dynamics, for example, governed by Navier-Stokes equation, to the Einstein gravity, and its ...
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How to define (and compute) the Cartan-Killing form of the group of volume-preserving diffeomorphisms?

This question was raised a while ago in a blog post by Terry Tao on the Euler-Arnold equation and he called it "quite tricky". Has anyone in the meantime tried to formulate this question precisely, ...
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Derivation of a stochastic Navier-Stokes equation under the assumption of perturbed particle trajectories

Let $d\in\left\{2,3\right\}$ $\mathcal V_t\subseteq\mathbb R^d$ be the bounded domain occupied by an incompressible Newtonian fluid at time $t\ge 0$ $\Phi_t:\mathcal V_0\to\mathcal V_t$ such that $\...
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Vortex Voronoi diagram?

Suppose there are a finite number of disjoint unit-radii disks in the plane, each spinning clockwise or counterclockwise at the same angular velocity. The plane is filled with a thin fluid layer, and ...
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Definition of the nonlinear part of the drift in a (stochastic) Navier-Stokes equation

Let $T>0$ $d\in\mathbb N$ $\Lambda\subseteq\mathbb R^d$ be bounded and open $\mathcal V:=\left\{v\in C_c^\infty(\Lambda)^d:\nabla\cdot v=0\right\}$, $$V:=\overline{\mathcal V}^{\left\|\;\cdot\;\...
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How much energy will be released in the explosion when one shoots a superelastic billiard ball into a collection of still superelastic billiard balls?

Consider the following scenario. Let $\alpha>1$. Suppose whenever two superelastic balls collide at speed $\gamma$ they bounce off each other at speed $\gamma\cdot\alpha$ (i.e. $\alpha$ is the ...
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Constructing black noise with non-standard analysis

With noise in the sense of i.i.d. random sequence, a noise is black if it is not isomorphic to standard Gaussian white noise. Tsirelson showed the existence of black noise through the scaling limit ...
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Explanation for why an ideal fluid doesn't have increasing entropy?

The equations of motion for a very simple ideal fluid (specifically a calorically perfect, monatomic, ideal gas) are \begin{align*}\dot{\rho}+\nabla \cdot (\rho u)=0 \;&\text{(mass conservation)} \...
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Incompressible Navier-Stokes equation with heat conduction

How does the incompressible Navier-Stokes system read with heat conduction? Where can I find an existence result for its weak solutions?
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Interpretation for a condition in fluid dynamics

I have been working with some mathematical models in biology and fluid mechanics. My problem is about the interpretation of a condition that I found for a vector representing the velocity of a fluid. ...
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A moving boundary in rock mechanics

I'm concern a moving boundary problem in rock mechanics. We consider a problem of unsaturated flow of an in-compressible fluid in a porous medium(rock) like D. Moreover suppose that support of a ...
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Estimate of $\Vert \nabla u \Vert_{L^{\infty}(\Omega)}$ of Navier Stokes equations

My question is how to estimate the term $\Vert \nabla u \Vert_{L^{\infty}(\Omega)}$. Here we consider the 2D incompressible Navier Stokes equations:$$u_t -\Delta u+u\cdot \nabla u+\nabla p=f$$ and $$\...
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Doubt on Morrey spaces of measures according to T. Giga and Y. Miyakawa

I'm reading 'Navier-Stokes flow in $\mathbb{R}^3$ with measures as initial vorticity and Morrey spaces' (a paper of Giga and Miyakawa) but there is something that I don't understand about the ...
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Stationary Navier-Stokes solutions

Are there known nontrivial ($u\neq0$) stationary solutions to Navier-Stokes equations in $\mathbb R^3$ ? Not square integrable of course (that's impossible), but with self-similar amplitudes of ...
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Long wavelength instability: Linear Vs nonlinear phenomenon

I am looking into stability for certain nonlinear PDE on $\mathbb{R}$ around a specific steady solution, $f_0(x)$. The nonlinear Cauchy PDE is given by: $\dfrac{\partial f(x,t)}{\partial t}=\mathbf{N}...
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Existence results for Lagrangian solutions to the Incompressible Euler Equation?

It is known that if a function (which we shall call the lagrangian flow, or lagrangian trajectory) $$X:(\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z})^3 \times [0,T] \to \mathbb{R}^3$$ with $X \in H^1_t$ (i.e. has weak time ...
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A solution to the Navier-Stokes equation that is defined for on $[0,T]$ with $T$ large is global?

Let $u_0 \in \dot{H}^{1/2}(\mathbb{R}^3)$. The Fujita-Kato theorem gives rise to a local unique solution $(t,x) \mapsto u(t,x)$ to the Navier-Stokes equations $$\left\{ \begin{array}{ccc} \partial _t ...
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References on thin film equation: derivation and properties

Where can I find a derivation of the thin film equation $$u_t = - \mathrm{div} (u^m\nabla\Delta u)$$ from a physical model? a good introduction to its properties (e.g. conserved quantities and ...
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A question about intuition of fluid limit in queuing system

This is a question about intuition in understanding the fluid limit queuing system. Assume we have a sequence of queuing systems $\{S^N\}_{N=1}^{\infty}$ with N servers and each server has unit ...
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Compactly supported transverse traceless tensors

Let $(M, g)$ be a Riemanian manifold (or $\mathbb{R}^n$ if you prefer). A TT-tensor is a symmetric 2-tensor $\sigma_{ab}$ satisfying $g^{ab} \sigma_{ab} \equiv 0$ ($\sigma$ is trace free), $\nabla^a ...
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Solving Stokes Equations using 3D Fourier transforms

How do you calculate the inverse Fourier transform of $\frac{k_ik_j}{k^4}$. I know it has to be a matrix of the form $=δ_{ij}A(r)+r_ir_jB(r)$, but how do you calculate the functions A(r) and B(r)? I ...
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Hadamard-Rybczynski problem

HR problem deals with a spherical fluid viscous drop falling in a different fluid under influence of gravity. The outer fluid is of uniform speed $U$ in direction of gravity, far away from the drop. ...
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Difference between linear and parabolic velocity profiles in Stokes flows of two fluids

For droplet interactions in low-Reynolds number flow, solutions are available when the underlying flow can be written as linear compositions of strain and rotation, see Batchelor & Green (1972a). ...
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First integrals of a 3D incompressible flow

Let $\Omega$ be an unbounded periodic smooth domain of $\mathbb{R}^3$. We are Given an incompressible vector field $q:\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^3\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ (i.e. $\nabla\cdot q\equiv 0$ ...
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The discrete theory of compressible fluids dynamics

I am working on the discrete theory of compressible fluids dynamics, i.e., numerically solving and simulating the compressible fluids , we are interested in the way using discrete exterior calculus, ...
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On Solving a Fourth-Order Non-Linear PDE

I am presently working on a problem in fluid dynamics where our group is investigating the behavior of temperature and velocity at the leading edge of a flat plate when fluid flows past it. The ...
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Books on turbulent compressible fluid (gas) in heated channel

It's been a while I got my hands dirty with simulation of hydrodynamics and it was mostly incompressible and laminar. Now, I need to model turbulent flow in channel with additional external heating ...
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Lattice Boltzman derivation for vorticity eqn $\omega_{t}+ v\cdot \nabla \omega=\mu \Delta \omega$

So as showed by Frisch et al. (a), the 2D Euler equation $$v_{t}+ v\cdot \nabla v=\mu \Delta v$$ can be derived by the Hexagonal-placed automaton (for low velocity). I am curious about the existence ...
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Is a certain set of periodic solutions of the 2D Navier-Stokes equations closed generically?

I would be interested to know if a certain set of periodic solutions for the two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations is closed generically. Many similar (yet not identical) set-ups can be found in the ...
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What does the renormalization group flow corresponding to a turbulent subrange with a broad band forcing look like?

In a renormalization group analysis of turbulent flows, such as for example done by Barbi and Münster here who derive an action for the Navier-Stokes equations, insert it into the Wilson equation, and ...
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What is the relationship between complex time singularities and UV fixed points?

In this paper it is described how the turbulent kinetic energy spectrum and the flatness (a measure for intermittency) are governed by the position of the (dominant) singularities of the solutions of ...
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Derivation of Bessel functions

I am writing a summary on a work on Fluid Dynamics that develops irrotational flow states that appear to interact amongst each other according to the equations of Electromagnetism http://arxiv.org/abs/...
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Cylindrical coordinates in axis symmetric flow

I am getting stuck in a detail in a paper. It's about the axi symmetric Navier Stokes equations $$u_t - \nu\,\Delta u + u\cdot \nabla u + \nabla p=0$$ We consider in cylindrical coordinates $u=(u^r, u^...
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Torque term coming from added mass effects

I'm studying a quasi-steady force model (for a 2D problem) published in a fluids journal, and one of the torque terms is a bit perplexing: the term is a product of a difference of added mass ...
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Stokes operator without Dirichlet boundary condition

Let $\Omega$ be a domain, then the following stokes operator is quite well known: $\mathcal{H} \rightarrow \mathcal{V}_{\sigma} $ $f \rightarrow u$ such that $ - \Delta u = f $ where $\mathcal{...
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Reynolds operator from the potential theoretic point of view

In the book "Conditional Measures and Applications", it was pointed out that "Reynolds operators have not yet been studied from the potential theoretic point of view ." Have there been any research ...
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Flow induced by differentiable velocity field is differentiable

Let $E$ be a $\mathbb R$-Banach space, $\tau>0$ and $v:[0,\tau]\times E\to E$ such that$^1$ $$x\mapsto t\mapsto v(t,x)\tag1$$ belongs to $C^{0,\:1}(E,C^0([0,\tau],E))$. This is enough to ensure ...
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Applications of linear algebra in the design of aircraft [closed]

David Lay mentioned one application of linear algebra in the design of aircraft in the introductory part of chapter 2 of his book: [...] A computer creates a model of the surface by first ...
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Leray projector in $L^{\infty}$ and negative order Besov spaces for the Navier-Stokes equations

I was reading the paper "Norm inflation for the generalized Navier-Stokes equations" which can be found here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1212.3801. In Lemma 2.1, the authors said for any $\phi \in L^{\...
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Vorticity form of Euler equation: What about harmonic part?

Suppose the co-closed 1-form $\eta$ is a solution to Euler's equation on a domain with non-trivial harmonic 1-forms (say the 2-torus; let's leave boundaries out of this). Let $\eta = \psi + h$ where $\...
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Question on the local existence theory for the classical solution for the incompressible fluid dynamics equation

For the incompressible fluid dynamics system \begin{equation} \begin{split} &\nabla\cdot v=0,\\ &\dfrac{\partial v}{\partial t}+v\cdot \nabla v+\nabla p=A(S,D)v, \end{split} \end{equation} ...
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A question on discrete numerical simulation on fluids mechanics

I read the paper "Stable, circulation-preseving simplicial fuids" by Elcott, et al: http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~misha/Fall09/Elcott07.pdf. It gives a structure preseving discretization of fluids. I have ...
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Velocity field of fluid and Maurer-Cartan form?

Chatting with an engineer, he suggested me to have a look to a certain book in order to understand what fluid mechanics is about (I know nothing about the subject). But this question is not about ...
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Why is a smooth weak solution strong for stationary linear Stokes problem with zero-traction boundary condition?

Can anyone provide me with a reference giving details on how smooth generalized solutions of the stationary linear Stokes problem can be shown to be classical solutions when a zero-traction boundary ...