Hardy type inequality and application to the stability of degenerate stationary waves

Date: Fri, Sep 5 2008

Hour: 12:00

Location: IKERBASQUE Gran Vía, 35 – 2 48009 Bilbao, Spain

Speakers: Shuichi Kawashima, Kazuhiro Kurata


This paper is concerned with the asymptotic stability of degenerate stationary waves for viscous conservation laws in the half space. It is proved that the solution converges to the corresponding degenerate stationary wave at the rate t−α/4 as t → ∞, provided that the initial perturbation is in the weighted space L2α = L2(R+; (1 + x)α) for α < αc(q) := 3 + 2/q, where q is the degeneracy exponent. This restriction on α is best possible in the sense that the corresponding linearized operator can not be dissipative in L2α for α > αc(q). Our stability analysis is based on the space-time weighted energy method combined with a Hardy type inequality with the best possible constant.

Keywords: Viscous conservation laws, degenerate stationary waves, asymptotic stability, Hardy inequality.

AMS Subject Classification: 35B40, 35B33, 26D15, 47E05


BCAM, Ikerbasque

Confirmed speakers:

Shuichi Kawashima, Kazuhiro Kurata