The Lp energy methods and decay for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations with capillarity

Shuichi Kawashima, Yoshihiro Shibata, Jiang Xu*

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We consider the Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations for a viscous compressible fluid with capillarity effect. Referring to those studies in the non-capillary case, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the dissipation effect of Korteweg tensor with the density-dependent capillarity κ(ϱ). It is observed by the pointwise estimate that the linear third-order capillarity behaves like the heat diffusion of density fluctuation, which allows to develop the Lp energy methods (independent of spectral analysis). As a result, the time-decay estimates of Lq-Lr type regarding this system can be established. The treatment of nonlinear capillarity depends mainly on new Besov product estimates and the elaborate use of Sobolev embeddings and interpolations. Our results can be also applied to the quantum Navier-Stokes system, since it is a special choice of capillarity κ(ϱ)=κ/ϱ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-184
Number of pages39
JournalJournal des Mathematiques Pures et Appliquees
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct


  • Critical Besov spaces
  • L energy methods
  • Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations
  • Time-decay rates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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