Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis

, Volume 114, Issue 4, pp 313–333

A well-posed problem for the exterior Stokes equations in two and three dimensions

  • Vivette Girault
  • Adelia Sequeira


This paper treats the Stokes problem in exterior Lipschitz-continuous domains of ℝ2 and ℝ3. Using the weighted Sobolev spaces of Hanouzet (in ℝ3) and Giroire (in ℝ2), we establish the inf-sup condition between the velocity and pressure spaces. This fundamental result shows that the variational Stokes problem is well-posed in those spaces. In the last paragraph, we obtain additional regularity of the solution when the data are smoother.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivette Girault
    • 1
    • 2
  • Adelia Sequeira
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Analyse Numérique Tour 55-655ème étage Université Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France
  2. 2.INIC/CMAF Universidade de LisboaLisboa CodexPortugal

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