On the existence of convex classical solutions to a generalized Prandtl-Batchelor free boundary problem

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2004
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Acker, Andrew
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Acker, A. (1998). "On the existence of convex classical solutions to a generalized Prandtl-Batchelor free boundary problem." Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik (ZAMP) 49(1): 1-30.

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Under reasonably general assumptions, we prove the existence of convex classical solutions for the Prandtl-Batchelor free boundary problem in fluid dynamics, in which a flow of constant vorticity density is embedded in a potential flow, with a vortex sheet of constant vorticity density as the flow interface. These results apply to Batchelor flows which are con ned to a bounded, convex vessel, and for which the limiting interior flow-speed exceeds the limiting exterior flow-speed along the interface.

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