On the Finite-Time Blowup of a 1D Model for the 3D Incompressible Euler Equations
We study a 1D model for the 3D incompressible Euler equations in axisymmetric geometries, which can be viewed as a local approximation to the Euler equations near the solid boundary of a cylindrical domain. We prove the local well-posedness of the model in spaces of zero-mean functions, and study the potential formation of a finite-time singularity under certain convexity conditions for the velocity field. It is hoped that the results obtained on the 1D model will be useful in the analysis of the full 3D problem, whose loss of regularity in finite time has been observed in a recent numerical study (Luo and Hou, 2013).
Submitted on 13 Nov 2013. This work was supported in part by NSF FRG Grant DMS-1159138.
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