Almost Global Existence for the Prandtl Boundary Layer Equations

Mihaela Ignatova, Vlad Vicol

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We consider the Prandtl boundary layer equations on the half plane, with initial datum that lies in a weighted H1space with respect to the normal variable, and is real-analytic with respect to the tangential variable. The boundary trace of the horizontal Euler flow is taken to be a constant. We prove that if the Prandtl datum lies within (Formula presented.) of a stable profile, then the unique solution of the Cauchy problem can be extended at least up to time (Formula presented.).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)809-848
Number of pages40
JournalArchive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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