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71/2008

Existence of weak solutions for a non-classical sharp interface model for a two-phase flow of viscous, incompressible fluids

Helmut Abels and Matthias Röger

Abstract

We introduce a new sharp interface model for the flow of two immiscible, viscous, incompressible fluids. In contrast to classical models for two-phase flows we prescribe an evolution law for the interfaces that takes diffusional effects into account. This leads to a coupled system of Navier--Stokes and Mullins--Sekerka type parts that coincides with the asymptotic limit of a diffuse interface model. We prove the long-time existence of weak solutions, which is an open problem for the classical two-phase model. We show that the phase interfaces have in almost all points a generalized mean curvature.

Received:
Oct 21, 2008
Published:
Oct 27, 2008
MSC Codes:
35R35, 35Q30, 76D05, 76T99, 80A20
Keywords:
two-phase flow, navier-stokes, free boundary problems, mullins-sekerka

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2009 Repository Open Access
Helmut Abels and Matthias Röger

Existence of weak solutions for a non-classical sharp interface model for a two-phase flow of viscous, incompressible fluids

In: Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré / C, 26 (2009) 6, pp. 2403-2424