Partial Differential Equations Seminar

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28 June 2019
16:00
Professor Cheng Yu
Abstract

In this talk, I will talk about the existence of global weak solutions for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations, in particular, the viscosity coefficients depend on the density. Our main contribution is to further develop renormalized techniques so that the Mellet-Vasseur type inequality is not necessary for the compactness.  This provides existence of global solutions in time, for the barotropic compressible Navier-Stokes equations, for any $\gamma>1$, in three dimensional space, with large initial data, possibly vanishing on the vacuum. This is a joint work with D. Bresch, A. Vasseur.

  • Partial Differential Equations Seminar
1 July 2019
15:00
Athanasios Tzavaras
Abstract

The stabilization of thermo-mechanical systems is a classical problem in thermodynamics and well

understood in a context of gases. The objective of this talk is to indicate the role of null-Lagrangians and

certain transport/stretching identities in stabilizing thermomechanical systems associated with general

thermoelastic free energies. This allows to prove various convergence results among thermomechan-

ical theories, and suggests a variational scheme for the approximation of the equations of adiabatic

thermoelasticity.

  • Partial Differential Equations Seminar
1 July 2019
16:00
Abstract

We will talk about our recent results on the uniqueness of regular reflection solutions for the potential flow equation in a natural class of self-similar solutions. The approach is based on a nonlinear version of method of continuity. An important property of solutions for the proof of uniqueness is the convexity of the free boundary.

  • Partial Differential Equations Seminar
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