An Introduction to Stochastic Navier–Stokes Equations

  • Dominic BreitEmail author
Part of the Nečas Center Series book series (NECES)


The dynamics of liquids and gases can be modeled by the Navier–Stokes system of partial differential equations describing the balance of mass and momentum in the fluid flow. In recent years their has been an increasing interest in random influences on the fluid motion modeled via stochastic partial differential equations.

In this lecture notes we study the existence of weak martingale solutions to the stochastic Navier-Stokes equations (both incompressible and compressible). These solutions are weak in the analytical sense (derivatives exists only in the sense of distributions) and weak in the stochastic sense (the underlying probability space is not a priori given but part of the problem). In particular, we give a detailed introduction to the stochastic compactness method based on Skorokhod’s representation theorem.


Stochastic Navier–Stokes equations stochastic PDEs martingale solutions weak solutions compressible fluids 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)

60H15 35R60 76D05 76N10 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematical & Computer Science, Colin McLaurin Building G.09Heriot-Watt UniversityRiccarton EdinburghUK

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