We investigate the global existence of weak solutions to a free boundary problem governing the evolution of finitely extensible bead-spring chains in dilute polymers. The free boundary in the present context is defined with regard to a density threshold of ρ = 1; below which the uid is modeled as compressible and above which the uid is modeled as incompressible. The present article focuses on the physically relevant case in which the viscosity coefficients present in the system depend on the polymer number density, extending the earlier work . We construct the weak solutions of the free boundary problem by performing the asymptotic limit as the adiabatic exponent γ goes to ∞ for the macroscopic model introduced by Feireisl, Lu and Suli in  (see also ). The weak sequential stability of the family of dissipative (finite energy) weak solutions to the free boundary problem is also established.
|Titolo:||Weak dissipative solutions to a free-boundary problem for finitely extensible bead-spring chain molecules: Variable viscosity coefficients|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|