On the well-posedness for the Euler-Korteweg model in several space dimensions. (English) Zbl 1125.76060

The Cauchy problem for an Euler-Korteweg model, taking into account capillarity effects in isothermal fluids, is analyzed in arbitrary space dimension \(N\). A well-posedness result is proved for \(H^{s+1}\times H^s\) perturbations (for \(s>N/2+1\)) of either a constant state, or a travelling wave profile. Moreover “almost-global” existence is proved for small perturbations, and a blow-up result is shown.


76N10 Existence, uniqueness, and regularity theory for compressible fluids and gas dynamics
35Q35 PDEs in connection with fluid mechanics
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