# On the Two-Phase Navier-Stokes Equations with Boussinesq-Scriven Surface

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Abstract. Two-phase ows with interface modeled as a Boussinesq- Scriven surface uid are analysed concerning their fundamental mathematical properties. This extended form of the common sharp-interface model for two-phase ows includes both surface tension and surface viscosity. For this system of partial differential equations with free interface it is shown that the energy serves as a strict Ljapunov functional, where the equilibria of the model without boundary contact consist of zero velocity and spheres for the dispersed phase. The linearizations of the problem are derived formally, showing that equilibria are linearly stable, but nonzero velocities may lead to problems which linearly are not wellposed. This phenomenon does not occur in absence of surface viscosity. The present paper aims at initiating a rigorous mathematical study of two-phase ows with surface viscosity.

Item Type: Article 2010 Bothe, D. ; Prüss, J. On the Two-Phase Navier-Stokes Equations with Boussinesq-Scriven Surface English Abstract. Two-phase ows with interface modeled as a Boussinesq- Scriven surface uid are analysed concerning their fundamental mathematical properties. This extended form of the common sharp-interface model for two-phase ows includes both surface tension and surface viscosity. For this system of partial differential equations with free interface it is shown that the energy serves as a strict Ljapunov functional, where the equilibria of the model without boundary contact consist of zero velocity and spheres for the dispersed phase. The linearizations of the problem are derived formally, showing that equilibria are linearly stable, but nonzero velocities may lead to problems which linearly are not wellposed. This phenomenon does not occur in absence of surface viscosity. The present paper aims at initiating a rigorous mathematical study of two-phase ows with surface viscosity. Fluid J. Math. Fluid Mech. 12 1 Navier-Stokes equations, surface tension, surface viscosity, equilibria, asymptotic behaviour, Ljapunov functionals, well-posedness, linearization. Exzellenzinitiative > Clusters of Excellence > Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI)04 Department of Mathematics > Mathematical Modelling and AnalysisUNSPECIFIEDZentrale Einrichtungen04 Department of MathematicsExzellenzinitiativeExzellenzinitiative > Clusters of Excellence 05 Apr 2011 12:29 doi:10.1007/s00021-008-0278-x Reference ManagerRDF+XMLHTML CitationEP3 XMLAtomMODSASCII CitationBibTeXDublin CoreJSONSimple MetadataIBW_RDAEndNoteT2T_XMLMultiline CSV TUfind oder in Google
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