2007 Volume 50 Issue 2 Pages 287-337
The resolvent problem of the linearized compressible Navier-Stokes equation around a given constant state is considered in an infinite layer Rn-1 × (0,a), n ≥ 2, under the no slip boundary condition for the momentum. It is proved that the linearized operator is sectorial in W1,p × Lp for 1 < p < ∞. The Lp estimates for the resolvent are established for all 1 ≤ p ≤ ∞. The estimates for the high frequency part of the resolvent are also derived, which lead to the exponential decay of the corresponding part of the semigroup.