PDE Real Analysis Seminar

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Date, time & place Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)

2009/11/25

10:30-11:30   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Hermann Sohr (University Paderborn)
Recent results on weak and strong solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations
[ Abstract ]
Our purpose is to develop the optimal initial value condition for the existence of a unique local strong solution of the Navier-Stokes equations in a smooth bounded domain.

This condition is not only sufficient
- there are several well-known sufficient conditions in this context
- but also necessary, and yields therefore the largest possible class of such strong solutions.

As an application we obtain several extensions of Serrin's regularity condition. A restricted result also holds for completely general domains. Furthermore we extend the well-known class of Leray-Hopf weak solutions with zero boundary conditions and zero divergence to a larger class with corresponding nonzero conditions.