Existence of weak solutions for the generalized Navier–Stokes equations with damping

  • H. B. de Oliveira


In this work we consider the generalized Navier–Stokes equations with the presence of a damping term in the momentum equation. The problem studied here derives from the set of equations which govern isothermal flows of incompressible and homogeneous non-Newtonian fluids. For the generalized Navier–Stokes problem with damping, we prove the existence of weak solutions by using regularization techniques, the theory of monotone operators and compactness arguments together with the local decomposition of the pressure and the Lipschitz-truncation method. The existence result proved here holds for any \({q > \frac{2N}{N+2}}\) and any σ > 1, where q is the exponent of the diffusion term and σ is the exponent which characterizes the damping term.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)

35D05 35K55 35Q30 76D03 76D05 


Generalized Navier–Stokes Damping Existence of weak solutions Decomposition of the pressure Lipschitz truncation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FCTUniversidade do AlgarveFaroPortugal
  2. 2.CMAFUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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