On a linearized problem arising in the Navier-Stokes flow of a free liquid jet


In this work, we analyze a Stokes problem arising in the study of the Navier-Stokes flow of a liquid jet. The analysis is accomplished by showing that the relevant Stokes operator accounting for a free surface gives rise to a sectorial operator which generates an analytic semigroup of contractions. Estimates on solutions are established using Fourier methods. The result presented is the key ingredient in a local existence and uniqueness proof for solutions of the full nonlinear problem. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

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Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications