Asymptotic behavior of solution to nonlinear evolution equations with damping

Walter Allegretto, Yanping Lin, Zhiyong Zhang

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In this paper, we consider the global existence and the asymptotic behavior of solutions to the Cauchy problem for the following nonlinear evolution equations with ellipticity and dissipative effects(E){(ψt= - (1 - α) ψ - θx+ α ψx x, (t, x) ∈ (0, ∞) × R,; θt= - (1 - α) θ + ν ψx+ 2 ψ θx+ α θx x,) with initial data(I)(ψ, θ) (x, 0) = (ψ0(x), θ0(x)) → (ψ±, θ±) as x → ± ∞, where α and ν are positive constants such that α < 1, ν < 4 α (1 - α). Under the assumption that | ψ+- ψ-| + | θ+- θ-| is sufficiently small, we show that if the initial data is a small perturbation of the parabolic system defined by (2.4) which are obtained by the convection-diffusion equations (2.1), and solutions to Cauchy problem (E) and (I) tend asymptotically to the convection-diffusion system with exponential rates. Precisely speaking, we derive the asymptotic profile of (E) by Gauss kernel G (t, x) as follows:{Mathematical expression}. The same problem was studied by Tang and Zhao [S.Q. Tang, H.J. Zhao, Nonlinear stability for dissipative nonlinear evolution equations with ellipticity, J. Math. Anal. Appl. 233 (1999) 336-358], Nishihara [K. Nishihara, Asymptotic profile of solutions to nonlinear dissipative evolution system with ellipticity, Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 57 (4) (2006) 604-614] for the case of (ψ±, θ±) = (0, 0).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-353
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymptotic profile
  • Convection-diffusion system
  • Decay rate
  • Evolution equations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics

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