Generalized resolvent estimates of the stokes equations with first order boundary condition in a general domain

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    16 Citations (Scopus)


    In this paper, we prove unique existence of solutions to the generalized resolvent problem of the Stokes operator with first order boundary condition in a general domain Ω of the N-dimensional Eulidean space ℝN, N ≥ 2. This type of problem arises in the mathematical study of the flow of a viscous incompressible one-phase fluid with free surface. Moreover, we prove uniform estimates of solutions with respect to resolvent parameter Λ varying in a sector ∑σ, λ0 = {λ ∈ ℂ |arg λ| < π-σ, |λ| ≥ λ0}, where 0 < σ < π/2 and λ0 ≥ 1. The essential assumption of this paper is the existence of a unique solution to a suitable weak Dirichlet problem, namely it is assumed the unique existence of solution p ∈ Ŵ1 q,Γ, (Ω) to the variational problem: (∇p, ∇ φ) = (f, ∇φ) for any φ ∈ Ŵ1 q',Γ(Ω). Here, 1 < q < ∞, q' = q/(q-1), Ŵ1 q,Γ(Ω) is the closure of Ŵ1 q,Γ(Ω) = {p ∈ Ŵ1 q(Ω) |p|Γ = 0} by the semi-norm ||∇ ̇ ||Lq(Ω), and Γ is the boundary of Ω. In fact, we show that the unique solvability of such a Dirichlet problem is necessary for the unique existence of a solution to the resolvent problem with uniform estimate with respect to resolvent parameter varying in (λ0, ∞). Our assumption is satisfied for any q ∈ (1, ∞) by the following domains: whole space, half space, layer, bounded domains, exterior domains, perturbed half space, perturbed layer, but for a general domain, we do not know any result about the unique existence of solutions to the weak Dirichlet problem except for q = 2.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-40
    Number of pages40
    JournalJournal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar



    • 76D07
    • Mathematics Subject Classification (2000): 35Q35

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Computational Mathematics
    • Condensed Matter Physics

    Cite this