Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

S. Hensel - A. Marveggio

Weak-strong uniqueness for the Navier-Stokes equation for two fluids with ninety degree contact angle and same viscosities

created by marveggio on 15 Jun 2022
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Published Paper

Inserted: 15 jun 2022
Last Updated: 15 nov 2023

Journal: J. Math. Fluid Mech.
Volume: 24
Number: 93
Year: 2022

ArXiv: 2112.11154 PDF


We consider the flow of two viscous and incompressible fluids within a bounded domain modeled by means of a two-phase Navier-Stokes system. The two fluids are assumed to be immiscible, meaning that they are separated by an interface. With respect to the motion of the interface, we consider pure transport by the fluid flow. Along the boundary of the domain, a complete slip boundary condition for the fluid velocities and a constant ninety degree contact angle condition for the interface are assumed. The main result of the present work establishes in 2D a weak-strong uniqueness result in terms of a varifold solution concept \`a la Abels (Interfaces Free Bound. 9, 2007). The proof is based on a relative entropy argument. More precisely, we extend ideas from the recent work of Fischer and the first author (Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal. 236, 2020) to incorporate the contact angle condition. To focus on the effects of the necessarily singular geometry, we work for simplicity in the regime of same viscosities for the two fluids.