Exponential mixing for the 3D stochastic Navier--Stokes equations

Research paper by Cyril Odasso

Indexed on: 06 Jul '06Published on: 06 Jul '06Published in: Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs


We study the Navier-Stokes equations in dimension 3 (NS3D) driven by a noise which is white in time. We establish that if the noise is at same time sufficiently smooth and non degenerate in space, then the weak solutions converge exponentially fast to equilibrium. We use a coupling method. The arguments used in dimension two do not apply since, as is well known, uniqueness is an open problem for NS3D. New ideas are introduced. Note however that many simplifications appears since we work with non degenerate noises.