Size estimates of an obstacle in a stationary Stokes fluid

E. Beretta, C. Cavaterra, J. H. Ortega, S. Zamorano

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In this work we are interested in estimating the size of a cavity D immersed in a bounded domain Ω ⊂ ℝd = 2, 3, filled with a viscous fluid governed by the Stokes system, by means of velocity and Cauchy forces on the external boundary ∂Ω. More precisely, we establish some lower and upper bounds in terms of the difference between the external measurements when the obstacle is present and without the object. The proof of the result is based on interior regularity results and quantitative estimates of unique continuation for the solution of the Stokes system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number025008
JournalInverse Problems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2017


  • Rellich's identity
  • Stokes system
  • boundary value problems
  • interior regularity
  • inverse problems
  • numerical analysis
  • size estimate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Signal Processing
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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