Shape Optimization of Generalized Navier-Stokes Equations

Jan Stebel
Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Abstract: We study a shape optimization problem for the paper machine headbox which distributes a mixture of water and wood fibers in the paper making process. The aim is to find a shape which a priori ensures the given velocity profile on the outlet part. The mathematical formulation leads to an optimal control problem in which the control variable is the shape of the domain representing the header, the state problem is represented by a generalized stationary Navier-Stokes system with nontrivial mixed boundary conditions. We prove the existence of solutions both to the generalized Navier-Stokes system and to the shape optimization problem.