Well-Posedness for General 2 X 2 Systems of Conservation Laws (Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society Series #801)

Well-Posedness for General 2 X 2 Systems of Conservation Laws (Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society Series #801)

by Fabio Ancona, Andrea Marson, Andrea Marson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0821834355

ISBN-13: 9780821834350

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

We consider the Cauchy problem for a strictly hyperbolic $2\times 2$ system of conservation laws in one space dimension $u_t+[F(u)]_x=0, u(0,x)=\bar u(x),$ which is neither linearly degenerate nor genuinely non-linear. We make the following assumption on the characteristic fields. If $r_i(u), \ i=1,2,$ denotes the $i$-th right eigenvector of $DF(u)$ and

Overview

We consider the Cauchy problem for a strictly hyperbolic $2\times 2$ system of conservation laws in one space dimension $u_t+[F(u)]_x=0, u(0,x)=\bar u(x),$ which is neither linearly degenerate nor genuinely non-linear. We make the following assumption on the characteristic fields. If $r_i(u), \ i=1,2,$ denotes the $i$-th right eigenvector of $DF(u)$ and $\lambda_i(u)$ the corresponding eigenvalue, then the set $\{u : \nabla \lambda_i \cdot r_i (u) = 0\}$ is a smooth curve in the $u$-plane that is transversal to the vector field $r_i(u)$. Systems of conservation laws that fulfill such assumptions arise in studying elastodynamics or rigid heat conductors at low temperature. For such systems we prove the existence of a closed domain $\mathcal{D} \subset L^1,$ containing all functions with sufficiently small total variation, and of a uniformly Lipschitz continuous semigroup $S:\mathcal{D} \times [0,+\infty)\rightarrow \mathcal{D}$ with the following properties. Each trajectory $t \mapsto S_t \bar u$ of $S$ is a weak solution of (1). Vice versa, if a piecewise Lipschitz, entropic solution $u= u(t,x)$ of (1) exists for $t \in [0,T],$ then it coincides with the trajectory of $S$, i.e. $u(t,\cdot) = S_t \bar u.$ This result yields the uniqueness and continuous dependence of weak, entropy-admissible solutions of the Cauchy problem (1) with small initial data, for systems satisfying the above assumption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821834350
Publisher:
American Mathematical Society
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society Series, #801
Edition description:
2 of 4 Numbers, May 2004 Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.38(d)

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