Determination of the Solutions of the Navier-Stokes Equations by a Set of Nodal Values

Ciprian Foias, Roger Temam
1984 Mathematics of Computation  
We consider the Navier-Stokes equations of a viscous incompressible fluid, and we want to see to what extent these solutions can be determined by a discrete set of nodal values of these solutions. The results presented here are exact results and not approximate ones: we show, in several cases, that the solutions are entirely determined by their values on a discrete set, provided this set contains enough points and these points are sufficiently densely distributed (in a sense described in the
more » ... described in the article). Two typical results are the following ones: two stationary solutions coincide if they coincide on a set sufficiently dense but finite; similarly if the large time behavior of the solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations is known on an appropriate discrete set, then the large time behavior of the solution itself is totally determined.
doi:10.2307/2007402 fatcat:li4ivsgch5esndx4hi4uua7rlm