Study of rigid solids movement in a viscous fluid

Abstract : This thesis is devoted to the mathematical analysis of the problem of motion of afinite number of homogeneous rigid bodies within a homogeneous incompressible viscous fluid. Viscous fluids are classified into two categories: Newtonian fluids, and non-Newtonian fluids. First, we consider the system formed by the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations coupled with Newton’s laws to describe the movement of several rigid disks within a homogeneous viscous Newtonian fluid in the whole space R^2. We show the well-posedness of this system up to the occurrence of the first collision. Then we eliminate all type of contacts that may occur if the fluid domain remains connected at any time. With this assumption, the considered system is well-posed globally in time. In the second part of this thesis, we prove the non-uniqueness of weak solutions to the fluid-rigid body interaction problem in 3D in Newtonian fluid after collision. We show that there exist some initial conditions such that we can extend weak solutions after the time for which contact has taken place by two different ways. Finally, in the last part, we study the two-dimensional motion of a finite number of disks immersed in a cavity filled with a viscoelastic fluid such as polymeric solutions. The incompressible Navier–Stokes equations are used to model the flow of the solvent, in which the elastic extra stress tensor appears as a source term. In this part, we suppose that the extra stress tensor satisfies either the Oldroyd or the regularized Oldroyd constitutive differential law. In both cases, we prove the existence and uniqueness of local-in-time strongsolutions of the considered moving-boundary problem.
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Lamis Marlyn Kenedy Sabbagh. Study of rigid solids movement in a viscous fluid. General Mathematics [math.GM]. Université Montpellier; Université libanaise, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018MONTS103⟩. ⟨tel-02159446⟩

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