Energy conservation and Onsager's conjecture for the Euler equations

A Cheskidov, P Constantin, S Friedlander, R Shvydkoy
2008 Nonlinearity  
Onsager conjectured that weak solutions of the Euler equations for incompressible fluids in R 3 conserve energy only if they have a certain minimal smoothness, (of order of 1/3 fractional derivatives) and that they dissipate energy if they are rougher. In this paper we prove that energy is conserved for velocities in the function space B 1/3 3,c(N) . We show that this space is sharp in a natural sense. We phrase the energy spectrum in terms of the Littlewood-Paley decomposition and show that
more » ... on and show that the energy flux is controlled by local interactions. This locality is shown to hold also for the helicity flux; moreover, every weak solution of the Euler equations that belongs to B 2/3 3,c(N) conserves helicity. In contrast, in two dimensions, the strong locality of the enstrophy holds only in the ultraviolet range.
doi:10.1088/0951-7715/21/6/005 fatcat:wr6vtwiksnao5mvzx4wq5tfh6m