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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Two dimensional incompressible ideal flow around a small obstacle
Author: Iftimie, D
Lopes, MC
Lopes, HJN
Abstract: In this article we study the asymptotic behavior of incompressible, ideal, time-dependent two dimensional flow in the exterior of a single smooth obstacle when the size of the obstacle becomes very small. Our main purpose is to identify the equation satisfied by the limit flow. We will see that the asymptotic behavior depends on gamma, the circulation around the obstacle. For smooth flow around a single obstacle, gamma is a conserved quantity which is determined by the initial data. We will show that if gamma = 0, the limit flow satisfies the standard incompressible Euler equations in the full plane but, if gamma not equal 0, the limit equation acquires an additional forcing term. We treat this problem by first constructing a sequence of approximate solutions to the incompressible 2D Euler equation in the full plane from the exact solutions obtained when solving the equation on the exterior of each obstacle and then passing to the limit on the weak formulation of the equation. We use an explicit treatment of the Green's function of the exterior domain based on conformal maps, a priori estimates obtained by carefully examining the limiting process and the Div-Curl Lemma, together with a standard weak convergence treatment of the nonlinearity for the passage to the limit.
Subject: incompressible flow
ideal flow
exterior flow
vortex dynamics
weak convergence methods
Country: EUA
Editor: Marcel Dekker Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1081/PDE-120019386
Date Issue: 2003
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