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Title: Infinite energy solutions for Navier-Stokes equations in a strip
Author: Anthony, Peter
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis deals with infinite energy solutions of the Navier-Stokes and Boussinesq equations in a strip. Here, the properly chosen Uniformly local Sobolev Spaces of functions are used as the phase spaces for the problem considered. The global well-posedness and dissipativity of the Navier-Stokes equations was first established in a paper by Zelik [37] on Spatially Nondecaying Solutions of the 2D Navier-Stokes equations in a strip. However, the proof given there contains error which emmanated from wrong estimation of the solutions of the auxiliary non-autonomous linear Stokes problem with non-homogeneous divergence. In this thesis, we correct the aforementioned error and show that the main results of [37], i.e the well-posedness of the Navier-Stokes problem in uniformly local spaces, remains true. Albeit, only a weaker version of the postulated results in [37] was amenable; therefore, we reworked most part of the non-linear theory as well as to show that they are sufficient for the well-posedness of the non-linear system. We also extended these results to the thermal convection problem in a strip and associated Boussinesq equations. We considered the temperature equation and proved, using maximum principle, the well-posedness of the full Boussinesq system in a Strip. 1
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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