March  2010, 28(1): 1-39. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2010.28.1

Longtime behavior for a model of homogeneous incompressible two-phase flows


Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, United States


Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano

Received  August 2009 Revised  January 2010 Published  April 2010

We consider a diffuse interface model for the evolution of an iso-thermal incompressible two-phase flow in a two-dimensional bounded domain. The model consists of the Navier-Stokes equation for the fluid velocity u coupled with a convective Allen-Cahn equation for the order (phase) parameter $\phi$, both endowed with suitable boundary conditions. We analyze the asymptotic behavior of the solutions within the theory of infinite-dimensional dissipative dynamical systems. We first prove that the initial and boundary value problem generates a strongly continuous semigroup on a suitable phase space which possesses the global attractor $ \mathcal{A}$. Then we establish the existence of an exponential attractor $ \mathcal{E}$ which entails that $\mathcal{A}$ has finite fractal dimension. This dimension is then estimated in terms of some model parameters. Moreover, assuming the potential to be real analytic, we demonstrate that, in absence of external forces, each trajectory converges to a single equilibrium by means of a Łojasiewicz-Simon inequality. We also obtain a convergence rate estimate. Finally, we discuss the case where $\phi $ is forced to take values in a bounded interval, e.g., by a so-called singular potential.
Citation: Ciprian G. Gal, Maurizio Grasselli. Longtime behavior for a model of homogeneous incompressible two-phase flows. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2010, 28 (1) : 1-39. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2010.28.1

Xue-Li Song, Yan-Ren Hou. Attractors for the three-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with damping. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2011, 31 (1) : 239-252. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2011.31.239


Yinghua Li, Shijin Ding, Mingxia Huang. Blow-up criterion for an incompressible Navier-Stokes/Allen-Cahn system with different densities. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2016, 21 (5) : 1507-1523. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2016009


Ciprian G. Gal, Alain Miranville. Robust exponential attractors and convergence to equilibria for non-isothermal Cahn-Hilliard equations with dynamic boundary conditions. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2009, 2 (1) : 113-147. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2009.2.113


V. V. Chepyzhov, A. A. Ilyin. On the fractal dimension of invariant sets: Applications to Navier-Stokes equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2004, 10 (1&2) : 117-135. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2004.10.117


Fang Li, Bo You. Pullback exponential attractors for the three dimensional non-autonomous Navier-Stokes equations with nonlinear damping. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2020, 25 (1) : 55-80. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2019172


Stefano Scrobogna. Global existence and convergence of nondimensionalized incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in low Froude number regime. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2020, 40 (9) : 5471-5511. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2020235


Roberta Bianchini, Roberto Natalini. Convergence of a vector-BGK approximation for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Kinetic & Related Models, 2019, 12 (1) : 133-158. doi: 10.3934/krm.2019006


Daniel Pardo, José Valero, Ángel Giménez. Global attractors for weak solutions of the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations with damping. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2019, 24 (8) : 3569-3590. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2018279


Pedro Marín-Rubio, Antonio M. Márquez-Durán, José Real. Pullback attractors for globally modified Navier-Stokes equations with infinite delays. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2011, 31 (3) : 779-796. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2011.31.779


Keyan Wang. On global regularity of incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in $\mathbf R^3$. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2009, 8 (3) : 1067-1072. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2009.8.1067


Hirokazu Ninomiya, Masaharu Taniguchi. Global stability of traveling curved fronts in the Allen-Cahn equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2006, 15 (3) : 819-832. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2006.15.819


Xiaoli Li. Global strong solution for the incompressible flow of liquid crystals with vacuum in dimension two. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2017, 37 (9) : 4907-4922. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2017211


Cheng Wang. Convergence analysis of Fourier pseudo-spectral schemes for three-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Electronic Research Archive, , () : -. doi: 10.3934/era.2021019


Zdzisław Brzeźniak, Erika Hausenblas, Paul André Razafimandimby. A note on the stochastic Ericksen-Leslie equations for nematic liquid crystals. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2019, 24 (11) : 5785-5802. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2019106


Julia García-Luengo, Pedro Marín-Rubio, José Real. Some new regularity results of pullback attractors for 2D Navier-Stokes equations with delays. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2015, 14 (5) : 1603-1621. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2015.14.1603


Songsong Lu, Hongqing Wu, Chengkui Zhong. Attractors for nonautonomous 2d Navier-Stokes equations with normal external forces. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2005, 13 (3) : 701-719. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2005.13.701


P.E. Kloeden, José A. Langa, José Real. Pullback V-attractors of the 3-dimensional globally modified Navier-Stokes equations. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2007, 6 (4) : 937-955. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2007.6.937


Grzegorz Łukaszewicz. Pullback attractors and statistical solutions for 2-D Navier-Stokes equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2008, 9 (3&4, May) : 643-659. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2008.9.643


J. Huang, Marius Paicu. Decay estimates of global solution to 2D incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with variable viscosity. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2014, 34 (11) : 4647-4669. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2014.34.4647


Lihuai Du, Ting Zhang. Local and global strong solution to the stochastic 3-D incompressible anisotropic Navier-Stokes equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems, 2018, 38 (9) : 4745-4765. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2018209

2020 Impact Factor: 1.392


  • PDF downloads (130)
  • HTML views (0)
  • Cited by (41)

Other articles
by authors

[Back to Top]