Decay rates of strong planar rarefaction waves to scalar conservation laws with degenerate viscosity in several space dimensions
Authors:
Jing Chen and Changjiang Zhu
Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 362 (2010), 17971830
MSC (2000):
Primary 35L65, 35K65, 35B40, 35B45
Published electronically:
October 26, 2009
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2574878
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Abstract: This paper is concerned with the decay rates of the solution to the strong planar rarefaction waves for scalar conservation laws with degenerate viscosity in several space dimensions. The analysis is based on the energy method and the decay property of rarefaction waves.
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Jing Chen
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Laboratory of Nonlinear Analysis, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, People’s Republic of China
Changjiang Zhu
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Laboratory of Nonlinear Analysis, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, People’s Republic of China
Email:
cjzhu@mail.ccnu.edu.cn
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002994709046340
Keywords:
Strong planar rarefaction waves,
energy method,
{\it a priori} estimates,
decay rates.
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