On stationary anomalous solutions to the Euler equations

Friday, February 26, 2010 - 9:00am - 9:45am
EE/CS 3-180
Keywords: Energy conservation, Onsager conjecture, turbulence, Besov spaces.

Abstract: In this talk we will discuss a possibility of constructing solutions to the forced stationary Euler equations with limit regularity.
The problem is motivated by finding vector fields that enjoy the properties of a turbulent flow, i.e. anomalous energy dissipation,
smooth forcing, and regularity 1/3 in a certain Besov norm. The time-dependent version of this problem is known as the Onsager conjecture.

We will exhibit a number of conditions which rule out existence of such solutions. Those include, for instance, conditions on the singularity set. An example of a field with smoothness 1/3, but integrability 18/11, which is Onsager-supercritical will
be presented.
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