The solution of the Poisson equation subject to Dirichlet conditions is examined asymptotically on thin domains. The evolution of the structure of the solution is followed as the shape of the domain changes. It is found that the 'end wall' boundary layers present when the domain is rectangular, shrink and weaken as the endwalls become less sloped and vanish when the domain slope is uniformly bounded. Such structural changes are important in certain viscous flows containing moving contact lines.
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- Applied Mathematics