On a non-isothermal model for nematic liquid crystals

  title={On a non-isothermal model for nematic liquid crystals},
  author={Eduard Feireisl and Elisabetta Rocca and Giulio Schimperna},
A model describing the evolution of a liquid crystal substance in the nematic phase is investigated in terms of three basic state variables: the absolute temperature θ , the velocity field u , and the director field d , representing preferred orientation of molecules in a neighborhood of any point of a reference domain. The time evolution of the velocity field is governed by the incompressible NavierStokes system, with a non-isotropic stress tensor depending on the gradients of the velocity and… CONTINUE READING

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