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dc.contributor.advisorLatushkin, Yurieng
dc.contributor.authorVasudevan, Shibi Kapisthalameng
dc.date.issued2017eng
dc.date.submitted2017 Summereng
dc.description.abstractWe study stability and instability of time independent solutions of the two dimensional a-Euler equations and Euler equations; the a-Euler equations are obtained by replacing the nonlinear term (u [times] [del.])u in the classical Euler equations of inviscid incompressible fluid by the term (v [times] [del.])u, where v is the regularized velocity satisfying (1 -[alpha]2[delta])v [equals] u, and [alpha] [greater than] 0. In the first part of the thesis, for the a-model, we develop analogues of the classical Arnol'd type stability criteria based on the energy-Casimir method for several settings including multi connected domains, periodic channels, and others. In the second part of the thesis, we study stability of a particular steady state, the unidirectional solution of the a-Euler equation on the two dimensional torus, having only one non zero mode in its Fourier decomposition. Using continued fractions, we give a proof of instability of the steady state under fairly general conditions. In the third part of the thesis we study various properties of a family of elliptic operators introduced by Zhiwu Lin in his work on instability of steady state solutions of the two dimensional Euler equations. This involves Birman-Schwinger type operators associated with the linearization of the Euler equations about the steady state and certain perturbation determinants.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes biblographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentv, 165 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/62340
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.titleStability and instability results for the 2D [alpha]-Euler equationseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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