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A 2D model for hydrodynamics and biology coupling applied to algae growth simulations

Olivier Bernard, Anne-Céline Boulanger, Marie-Odile Bristeau, Jacques Sainte-Marie (2013)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

Cultivating oleaginous microalgae in specific culturing devices such as raceways is seen as a future way to produce biofuel. The complexity of this process coupling non linear biological activity to hydrodynamics makes the optimization problem very delicate. The large amount of parameters to be taken into account paves the way for a useful mathematical modeling. Due to the heterogeneity of raceways along the depth dimension regarding temperature, light intensity or nutrients availability, we adopt...

A blow-up criterion for the strong solutions to the nonhomogeneous Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations in dimension three

Huanyuan Li (2021)

Applications of Mathematics

This paper proves a Serrin’s type blow-up criterion for the 3D density-dependent Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations with vacuum. It is shown that if the density ρ and velocity field u satisfy ρ L ( 0 , T ; W 1 , q ) + u L s ( 0 , T ; L ω r ) < for some q > 3 and any ( r , s ) satisfying 2 / s + 3 / r 1 , 3 < r , then the strong solutions to the density-dependent Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations can exist globally over [ 0 , T ] . Here L ω r denotes the weak L r space.

A counterexample to the smoothness of the solution to an equation arising in fluid mechanics

Stephen Montgomery-Smith, Milan Pokorný (2002)

Commentationes Mathematicae Universitatis Carolinae

We analyze the equation coming from the Eulerian-Lagrangian description of fluids. We discuss a couple of ways to extend this notion to viscous fluids. The main focus of this paper is to discuss the first way, due to Constantin. We show that this description can only work for short times, after which the ``back to coordinates map'' may have no smooth inverse. Then we briefly discuss a second way that uses Brownian motion. We use this to provide a plausibility argument for the global regularity for...

A diffuse interface fractional time-stepping technique for incompressible two-phase flows with moving contact lines

Abner J. Salgado (2013)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

For a two phase incompressible flow we consider a diffuse interface model aimed at addressing the movement of three-phase (fluid-fluid-solid) contact lines. The model consists of the Cahn Hilliard Navier Stokes system with a variant of the Navier slip boundary conditions. We show that this model possesses a natural energy law. For this system, a new numerical technique based on operator splitting and fractional time-stepping is proposed. The method is shown to be unconditionally stable. We present...

A free boundary stationary magnetohydrodynamic problem in connection with the electromagnetic casting process

Tomasz Roliński (1995)

Annales Polonici Mathematici

We investigate the behaviour of the meniscus of a drop of liquid aluminium in the neighbourhood of a state of equilibrium under the influence of weak electromagnetic forces. The mathematical model comprises both Maxwell and Navier-Stokes equations in 2D. The meniscus is governed by the Young-Laplace equation, the data being the jump of the normal stress. To show the existence and uniqueness of the solution we use the classical implicit function theorem. Moreover, the differentiability of the operator...

A Lagrangian approach for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations

Raphaël Danchin (2014)

Annales de l’institut Fourier

Here we investigate the Cauchy problem for the barotropic Navier-Stokes equations in n , in the critical Besov spaces setting. We improve recent results as regards the uniqueness condition: initial velocities in critical Besov spaces with (not too) negative indices generate a unique local solution. Apart from (critical) regularity, the initial density just has to be bounded away from 0 and to tend to some positive constant at infinity. Density-dependent viscosity coefficients may be considered. Using...

A linear mixed finite element scheme for a nematic Ericksen–Leslie liquid crystal model

F. M. Guillén-González, J. V. Gutiérrez-Santacreu (2013)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis - Modélisation Mathématique et Analyse Numérique

In this work we study a fully discrete mixed scheme, based on continuous finite elements in space and a linear semi-implicit first-order integration in time, approximating an Ericksen–Leslie nematic liquid crystal model by means of a Ginzburg–Landau penalized problem. Conditional stability of this scheme is proved via a discrete version of the energy law satisfied by the continuous problem, and conditional convergence towards generalized Young measure-valued solutions to the Ericksen–Leslie problem...

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