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A Beale-Kato-Madja Criterion for Magneto-Micropolar Fluid Equations with Partial Viscosity

Yu-Zhu Wang1*, Liping Hu2 and Yin-Xia Wang1

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1 School of Mathematics and Information Sciences, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou 450011, China

2 College of Information and Management Science, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China

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Boundary Value Problems 2011, 2011:128614  doi:10.1155/2011/128614

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Received:18 February 2011
Accepted:7 March 2011
Published:15 March 2011

© 2011 Yu-Zhu Wang et al.

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We study the incompressible magneto-micropolar fluid equations with partial viscosity in . A blow-up criterion of smooth solutions is obtained. The result is analogous to the celebrated Beale-Kato-Majda type criterion for the inviscid Euler equations of incompressible fluids.

1. Introduction

The incompressible magneto-micropolar fluid equations in take the following form:

(11)

where , , and denote the velocity of the fluid, the microrotational velocity, magnetic field, and hydrostatic pressure, respectively. is the kinematic viscosity, is the vortex viscosity, and are spin viscosities, and is the magnetic Reynold.

The incompressible magneto-micropolar fluid equation (1.1) has been studied extensively (see [17]). In [2], the authors have proven that a weak solution to (1.1) has fractional time derivatives of any order less than in the two-dimensional case. In the three-dimensional case, a uniqueness result similar to the one for Navier-Stokes equations is given and the same result concerning fractional derivatives is obtained, but only for a more regular weak solution. Rojas-Medar [4] established local existence and uniqueness of strong solutions by the Galerkin method. Rojas-Medar and Boldrini [5] also proved the existence of weak solutions by the Galerkin method, and in 2D case, also proved the uniqueness of the weak solutions. Ortega-Torres and Rojas-Medar [3] proved global existence of strong solutions for small initial data. A Beale-Kato-Majda type blow-up criterion for smooth solution to (1.1) that relies on the vorticity of velocity only is obtained by Yuan [7]. For regularity results, refer to Yuan [6] and Gala [1].

If , (1.1) reduces to micropolar fluid equations. The micropolar fluid equations was first developed by Eringen [8]. It is a type of fluids which exhibits the microrotational effects and microrotational inertia, and can be viewed as a non-Newtonian fluid. Physically, micropolar fluid may represent fluids consisting of rigid, randomly oriented (or spherical particles) suspended in a viscous medium, where the deformation of fluid particles is ignored. It can describe many phenomena that appeared in a large number of complex fluids such as the suspensions, animal blood, and liquid crystals which cannot be characterized appropriately by the Navier-Stokes equations, and that it is important to the scientists working with the hydrodynamic-fluid problems and phenomena. For more background, we refer to [9] and references therein. The existences of weak and strong solutions for micropolar fluid equations were proved by Galdi and Rionero [10] and Yamaguchi [11], respectively. Regularity criteria of weak solutions to the micropolar fluid equations are investigated in [12]. In [13], the authors gave sufficient conditions on the kinematics pressure in order to obtain regularity and uniqueness of the weak solutions to the micropolar fluid equations. The convergence of weak solutions of the micropolar fluids in bounded domains of was investigated (see [14]). When the viscosities tend to zero, in the limit, a fluid governed by an Euler-like system was found.

If both and , then (1.1) reduces to be the magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) equations. There are numerous important progresses on the fundamental issue of the regularity for the weak solution to MHD systems (see [1523]). Zhou [18] established Serrin-type regularity criteria in term of the velocity only. Logarithmically improved regularity criteria for MHD equations were established in [16, 23]. Regularity criteria for the 3D MHD equations in term of the pressure were obtained [19]. Zhou and Gala [20] obtained regularity criteria of solutions in term of and in the multiplier spaces. A new regularity criterion for weak solutions to the viscous MHD equations in terms of the vorticity field in Morrey-Campanato spaces was established (see [21]). In [22], a regularity criterion for the 2D MHD system with zero magnetic diffusivity was obtained.

Regularity criteria for the generalized viscous MHD equations were also obtained in [24]. Logarithmically improved regularity criteria for two related models to MHD equations were established in [25] and [26], respectively. Lei and Zhou [27] studied the magneto-hydrodynamic equations with and . Caflisch et al. [28] and Zhang and Liu [29] obtained blow-up criteria of smooth solutions to 3-D ideal MHD equations, respectively. Cannone et al. [30] showed a losing estimate for the ideal MHD equations and applied it to establish an improved blow-up criterion of smooth solutions to ideal MHD equations.

In this paper, we consider the magneto-micropolar fluid equations (1.1) with partial viscosity, that is, . Without loss of generality, we take . The corresponding magneto-micropolar fluid equations thus reads

(12)

In the absence of global well-posedness, the development of blow-up/non blow-up theory is of major importance for both theoretical and practical purposes. For incompressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, the well-known Beale-Kato-Majda's criterion [31] says that any solution is smooth up to time under the assumption that . Beale-Kato-Majdas criterion is slightly improved by Kozono and Taniuchi [32] under the assumption . In this paper, we obtain a Beale-Kato-Majda type blow-up criterion of smooth solutions to the magneto-micropolar fluid equations (1.2).

Now we state our results as follows.

Theorem 1.1.

Let , with , . Assume that is a smooth solution to (1.2) with initial data , , for . If satisfies

(13)

then the solution can be extended beyond .

We have the following corollary immediately.

Corollary 1.2.

Let , with , . Assume that is a smooth solution to (1.2) with initial data , , for . Suppose that is the maximal existence time, then

(14)

The paper is organized as follows. We first state some preliminaries on functional settings and some important inequalities in Section 2 and then prove the blow-up criterion of smooth solutions to the magneto-micropolar fluid equations (1.2) in Section 3.

2. Preliminaries

Let be the Schwartz class of rapidly decreasing functions. Given , its Fourier transform is defined by

(21)

and for any given , its inverse Fourier transform is defined by

(22)

Next, let us recall the Littlewood-Paley decomposition. Choose a nonnegative radial functions , supported in such that

(23)

The frequency localization operator is defined by

(24)

Let us now define homogeneous function spaces (see e.g., [33, 34]). For and , the homogeneous Triebel-Lizorkin space as the set of tempered distributions such that

(25)

BMO denotes the homogenous space of bounded mean oscillations associated with the norm

(26)

Thereafter, we will use the fact .

In what follows, we will make continuous use of Bernstein inequalities, which comes from [35].

Lemma 2.1.

For any and , then

(27)

hold, where and are positive constants independent of and .

The following inequality is well-known Gagliardo-Nirenberg inequality.

Lemma 2.2.

There exists a uniform positive constant such that

(28)

holds for all .

The following lemma comes from [36].

Lemma 2.3.

The following calculus inequality holds:

(29)

Lemma 2.4.

There is a uniform positive constant , such that

(210)

holds for all vectors with .

Proof.

The proof can be found in [37]. For completeness, the proof will be also sketched here. It follows from Littlewood-Paley decomposition that

(211)

Using (2.7) and (2.11), we obtain

(212)

By the Biot-Savard law, we have a representation of in terms of as

(213)

where , denote the Riesz transforms. Since is a bounded operator in BMO, this yields

(214)

with . Taking

(215)

It follows from (2.12), (2.14), and (2.15) that (2.10) holds. Thus, the lemma is proved.

In order to prove Theorem 1.1, we need the following interpolation inequalities in two and three space dimensions.

Lemma 2.5.

In three space dimensions, the following inequalities

(216)

hold, and in two space dimensions, the following inequalities

(217)

hold.

Proof.

(2.16) and (2.17) are of course well known. In fact, we can obtain them by Sobolev embedding and the scaling techniques. In what follows, we only prove the last inequality in (2.16) and (2.17). Sobolev embedding implies that for . Consequently, we get

(218)

For any given and , let

(219)

By (2.18) and (2.19), we obtain

(220)

which is equivalent to

(221)

Taking and and , respectively. From (2.21), we immediately get the last inequality in (2.16) and (2.17). Thus, we have completed the proof of Lemma 2.5.

3. Proof of Main Results

Proof of Theorem 1.1.

Multiplying (1.2) by , respectively, then integrating the resulting equation with respect to on and using integration by parts, we get

(31)

where we have used and .

Integrating with respect to , we obtain

(32)

Applying to (1.2) and taking the inner product of the resulting equation with , with help of integration by parts, we have

(33)

It follows from (3.3) and , that

(34)

By Gronwall inequality, we get

(35)

Thanks to (1.3), we know that for any small constant , there exists such that

(36)

Let

(37)

It follows from (3.5), (3.6), (3.7), and Lemma 2.4 that

(38)

where depends on , while is an absolute positive constant.

Applying to the first equation of (1.2), then taking inner product of the resulting equation with , using integration by parts, we get

(39)

Similarly, we obtain

(310)

Using (3.9), (3.10), , and integration by parts, we have

(311)

In what follows, for simplicity, we will set .

From Hölder inequality and Lemma 2.3, we get

(312)

Using integration by parts and Hölder inequality, we obtain

(313)

By Lemma 2.5, Young inequality, and (3.8), we deduce that

(314)

in 3D and

(315)

in 2D.

From Lemmas 2.2 and 2.5, Young inequality, and (3.8), we have

(316)

in 3D and

(317)

in 2D.

Consequently, we get

(318)

provided that

(319)

It follows from (3.13) and (3.18) that

(320)

Similarly, we obtain

(321)

Combining (3.11), (3.12), (3.20), and (3.21) yields

(322)

for all .

Integrating (3.22) with respect to from to and using Lemma 2.4, we have

(323)

which implies

(324)

For all , from Gronwall inequality and (3.24), we obtain

(325)

where depends on .

Noting that (3.2) and the right hand side of (3.25) is independent of for , we know that . Thus, Theorem 1.1 is proved.

Acknowledgment

This work was supported by the NNSF of China (Grant no. 10971190).

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