A computer-assisted analysis of the two dimensional Navier-Stokes equations
Complicated behaviour is common in solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations when the viscosity is small. The mechanism of the complexities is obscure even today. Here is a reason why numerical computations play an important role in making a qualitative picture of the Navier-Stokes flows. The purpose of this paper is to explain, through examples, necessity of numerical computations in the analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations. More specifically, we consider two dimensional freely decaying flow and the Kolmogorov problem.
KeywordsReynolds Number Euler Equation Bifurcation Diagram Basic Solution Dynamical System Theory
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