Weak solutions for a class of non-Newtonian fluids with energy transfer
We shall consider a nonlinear thermoconvection problem consisting of a coupled system of nonlinear partial differential equations due to temperature dependent coefficients. We prove that weak solutions exist in appropriate Sobolev spaces under mild hypothesis on the regularity of the data. This result is established through a fixed point theorem for multivalued functions, which requires a detailed analysis of the continuous dependence of auxiliary problems, including the associated Lagrange multipliers of the generalized Navier-Stokes system.
Luísa Consiglieri, CMAF, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
June 09, 2000