We establish pointwise decay estimates for the velocity field of a steady two-dimensional Stokes flow around a rotating body via a new approach rather than analysis adopted in the previous literature , . The novelty is to analyze the singular behavior of the constants in these estimates with respect to the angular velocity of the body, where such singularity is reasonable on account of the Stokes paradox. We then employ the estimates to identify the asymptotic structure at infinity of a steady scale-critical Navier-Stokes flow, being assumed to be small, around a rotating body. It is proved that the leading term is given by a self-similar Navier-Stokes flow which exhibits a circular profile x⊥/|x|2 and whose coefficient is the torque acting on the body.
35Q30, 76D05, 76D07, 35B40, 35C20
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Sep 10|
- Asymptotic expansion
- Rotating body
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