Existence theory for a kinetic-fluid coupling when small droplets are treated as part of the fluid

Saad Benjelloun 1 Laurent Desvillettes 1 Ayman Moussa 2, 3
3 REO - Numerical simulation of biological flows
LJLL - Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, UPMC - Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6
Abstract : We consider in this paper a spray constituted of an incompressible viscous gas and of small droplets which can breakup. This spray is modeled by the coupling (through a drag force term) of the incom- pressible Navier-Stokes equation and of the Vlasov-Boltzmann equation, together with a fragmentation kernel. We first show at the formal level that if the droplets are very small after the breakup, then the solutions of this system converge towards the solution of a simplified system in which the small droplets produced by the breakup are treated as part of the fluid. Then, existence of global weak solutions for this last system is shown to hold, thanks to the use of the DiPerna-Lions theory for singular transport equations.
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Saad Benjelloun, Laurent Desvillettes, Ayman Moussa. Existence theory for a kinetic-fluid coupling when small droplets are treated as part of the fluid. Journal of Hyperbolic Differential Equations, World Scientific Publishing, 2014. ⟨hal-00805104⟩

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