# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

December  2016, 9(6): 2181-2200. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2016091

## Decay estimates with sharp rates of global solutions of nonlinear systems of fluid dynamics equations

 1 Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University, 14 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Received  June 2015 Revised  September 2016 Published  November 2016

Consider the Cauchy problems for the $n$-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations \begin{eqnarray*} \frac{\partial{\bf u}}{\partial t}-\alpha\triangle{\bf u}+({\bf u}\cdot\nabla){\bf u}+\nabla p={\bf f}({\bf x},t),\qquad {\bf u}({\bf x},0)={\bf u}_0({\bf x}). \end{eqnarray*} In this system, the dimension $n\geq 3$, ${\bf u}({\bf x},t)=(u_1({\bf x},t),u_2({\bf x},t),\cdots,u_n({\bf x},t))$ and ${\bf f}({\bf x},t)=(f_1({\bf x},t),f_2({\bf x},t),\cdots,f_n({\bf x},t))$ are real vector valued functions of ${\bf x}=(x_1,x_2,\cdots,x_n)$ and $t$. Additionally, $\alpha>0$ is a positive constant. Suppose that the initial function and the external force satisfy appropriate conditions.
The main purpose of this paper is to make complete use of the uniform energy estimates of the global smooth solutions and couple together a well known Gronwall's inequality to improve the Fourier splitting method to accomplish the decay estimates with sharp rates. The decay estimates with sharp rates of the global smooth solutions of the Cauchy problems for the $n$-dimensional magnetohydrodynamics equations may be established very similarly.
Citation: Linghai Zhang. Decay estimates with sharp rates of global solutions of nonlinear systems of fluid dynamics equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2016, 9 (6) : 2181-2200. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2016091
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