We study the general Ericksen-Leslie system, which describes the flow of liquid crystal materials. The dissipation property of the system is established and is used to prove the global existence of weak solutions. We also study the existence of classical solutions and the asymptotic stability of the solutions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis|
|State||Published - Sep 15 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Mechanical Engineering