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Two-dimensional Euler flows with concentrated vorticities

Authors: Manuel del Pino, Pierpaolo Esposito and Monica Musso
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 362 (2010), 6381-6395
MSC (2000): Primary 35J25, 35B25, 35B40
Published electronically: July 15, 2010
MathSciNet review: 2678979
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Abstract: For a planar model of Euler flows proposed by Tur and Yanovsky (2004), we construct a family of velocity fields $ {\bf w}_\varepsilon$ for a fluid in a bounded region $ \Omega$, with concentrated vorticities $ \omega_\varepsilon$ for $ \varepsilon>0$ small. More precisely, given a positive integer $ \alpha$ and a sufficiently small complex number $ a$, we find a family of stream functions $ \psi_\varepsilon$ which solve the Liouville equation with Dirac mass source,

$\displaystyle \Delta \psi_\varepsilon + \varepsilon^2 e^{\psi_\varepsilon}=4\pi \alpha \delta_{p_{a,\varepsilon}}$   in $\displaystyle \Omega, \quad \psi_\varepsilon = 0$   on $\displaystyle \partial\Omega, $

for a suitable point $ p=p_{a,\varepsilon} \in \Omega$. The vorticities $ \omega_\varepsilon:= -\Delta \psi_\varepsilon$ concentrate in the sense that

$\displaystyle \omega_\varepsilon+4 \pi \alpha \delta_{p_{a,\varepsilon}}- 8\pi ... ...lta_{p_{a,\varepsilon}+a_j} \rightharpoonup 0\quad\hbox{as }\varepsilon \to 0 ,$

where the satellites $ a_1,\ldots, a_{\alpha+1}$ denote the complex ($ \alpha+1$)-roots of $ a$. The point $ p_{a,\varepsilon}$ lies close to a zero point of a vector field explicitly built upon derivatives of order $ \le \alpha+1$ of the regular part of Green's function of the domain.

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Manuel del Pino
Affiliation: Departamento de Ingeniería Matemática and CMM, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 170, Correo 3, Santiago, Chile

Pierpaolo Esposito
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Matematica, Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”, Largo S. Leonardo Murialdo, 1, 00146 Roma, Italy

Monica Musso
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino, Italy – and – Departamento de Matematica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Avenida Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiago, Chile

Keywords: $2D$ Euler equations, singular Liouville equation, Liouville formula, concentrating solutions
Received by editor(s): August 12, 2008
Published electronically: July 15, 2010
Additional Notes: The first author was supported by grants Fondecyt 1070389 and Fondo Basal CMM
The second author was supported by M.U.R.S.T., project “Variational methods and nonlinear differential equations”.
The third author was supported by grants Fondecyt 1080099 and Anillo ACT 125 CAPDE
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