Inverse Boundary Value Problem for the Stokes and the Navier–Stokes Equations in the Plane

Ru Yu Lai, Gunther Uhlmann, Jenn Nan Wang

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In this paper, we prove in two dimensions the global identifiability of the viscosity in an incompressible fluid by making boundary measurements. The main contribution of this work is to use more natural boundary measurements, the Cauchy forces, than the Dirichlet-to-Neumann map previously considered in Imanuvilov and Yamamoto (Global uniqueness in inverse boundary value problems for Navier–Stokes equations and Lamé ststem in two dimensions. arXiv:1309.1694, 2013) to prove the uniqueness of the viscosity for the Stokes equations and for the Navier–Stokes equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-829
Number of pages19
JournalArchive For Rational Mechanics And Analysis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


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