Inverse Source Problem for the Stokes System

  • Oleg Yu Imanuvilov
  • Masahiro Yamamoto
Part of the International Society for Analysis, Applications and Computation book series (ISAA, volume 5)


We consider a Stokes system with external force term:
$$\frac{{\partial y}}{{\partial t}} = \Delta y - \nabla p + r\left( t \right)f\left( x \right),\nabla \cdot y = 0in\left( {0,T} \right) \times \Omega $$
$${y_{\left| {\left( {0,T} \right) \times \partial \Omega } \right.}} = 0,$$
where Ω ⊂ ℝ n , n = 2,3 is a bounded domain. We discuss an inverse source problem of determining f = (f 1,..., f n ) from \({y_{\left| {\omega \times \left( {0,T} \right)} \right.}},{p_{\left| {\omega \times \left( {0,T} \right)} \right.}},y\left( {\theta ,\cdot } \right)\) and p(θ, ·), provided that ω ⊂Ω is an arbitrary domain, θ >0 and real-valued r are given. Our main result is the Lipschitz stability in the inverse problem and the proof is based on a Carleman estimate for the Stokes system.


Inverse Problem Parabolic Equation Stokes System Exact Controllability Carleman Estimate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleg Yu Imanuvilov
    • 1
  • Masahiro Yamamoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Korean Institute for Advanced StudySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyo 153Japan

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