On Unsteady Internal Flows of Bingham Fluids Subject to Threshold Slip on the Impermeable Boundary

  • Miroslav Bulíček
  • Josef Málek
Part of the Advances in Mathematical Fluid Mechanics book series (AMFM)


In the analysis of weak solutions relevant to evolutionary flows of incompressible fluids with non-constant viscosity or with non-linear constitutive equation, it is in general an open question whether a globally integrable pressure exists if the flows are subject to no-slip boundary conditions. Here we overcome this deficiency by considering threshold boundary conditions stating that the fluid adheres to the boundary until certain critical value for the wall shear stress is reached. Once the wall shear stress exceeds this critical value, the fluid slips. The main ingredient in our approach is to look at this type of activated, stick-slip, boundary condition as an implicit constitutive equation on the boundary.

We prove the long-time and large-data existence of weak solutions, with integrable pressure, to unsteady internal flows of Bingham and Navier-Stokes fluids subject to such threshold slip boundary conditions.


Bingham fluid Implicit constitutive theory Incompressible fluid Integrable pressure Long-time and large-data existence Navier’s slip Navier-Stokes fluid No-slip Non-Newtonian fluid Stick-slip Threshold slip Unsteady flow Weak solution 



The authors acknowledge the membership to the Nečas Center for Mathematical Modeling (NCMM) and to the Charles University center for mathematical modeling, applied analysis and computational mathematics (MathMAC).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Mathematical InstituteCharles University in PraguePrague 8Czech Republic

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