Revista Matemática Iberoamericana

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Volume 23, Issue 1, 2007, pp. 371–384
DOI: 10.4171/RMI/498

Published online: 2007-04-30

On the Regularity Conditions for the Navier-Stokes and Related Equations

Dongho Chae[1]

(1) Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea

We obtain a regularity conditions for solutions of the 3D Navier-Stokes equations with fractional powers of the Laplacian, which incorporates the vorticity direction and its magnitude simultaneously. We find that regularity assumption of direction field of the vorticity compensates with the integrability condition for the magnitude of vorticity. The regularity of direction field is most naturally measured in terms of the Triebel-Lizorkin type of norms. This unifies and extends previous results in this direction of studies, where the geometric structure of the vortex stretching term is used to obtain refined regularity conditions, initiated by Constantin and Fefferman.

Keywords: Navier-Stokes equations, regularity conditions, Triebel-Lizorkin type of spaces

Chae Dongho: On the Regularity Conditions for the Navier-Stokes and Related Equations. Rev. Mat. Iberoamericana 23 (2007), 371-384. doi: 10.4171/RMI/498