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Regularity results for two-dimensional flows of multiphase viscous fluids. (English) Zbl 0880.76090
Summary: Global regularity results for weak solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations for two-dimensional multiphase incompressible fluids are proved under suitable conditions on the viscosity without assuming positive lower bounds on the initial density. As an application, we deduce regularity properties for the integral curves of the corresponding velocity field. Finally, we prove regularity results “in the small” for strong solutions.

MSC:
76T99 Multiphase and multicomponent flows
76N10 Existence, uniqueness, and regularity theory for compressible fluids and gas dynamics
35Q35 PDEs in connection with fluid mechanics
35B65 Smoothness and regularity of solutions to PDEs
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