On the global regularity of 2-D density patch for inhomogeneous incompressible viscous flow

Research paper by Xian Liao, Ping Zhang

Indexed on: 16 Mar '15Published on: 16 Mar '15Published in: Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs


Toward P.-L. Lions' open question in \cite{Lions96} concerning the propagation of regularity for density patch, we establish the global existence of solutions to the 2-D inhomogeneous incompressible Navier-Stokes system with initial density given by $(1-\eta){\bf 1}_{\Om_0}+{\bf 1}_{\Om_0^c}$ for some small enough constant $\eta$ and some $W^{k+2,p}$ domain $\Om_0,$ and with initial vorticity belonging to $L^1\cap L^p$ and with appropriate tangential regularities. Furthermore, we prove that the regularity of the domain $\Om_0$ is preserved by time evolution.