We consider the Cauchy problem for a strictly hyperbolic, n × n system in one-space dimension: ut + A(u)ux = 0, assuming that the initial data have small total variation. We show that the solutions of the viscous approximations ut + A(u)ux = εuxx are defined globally in time and satisfy uniform BV estimates, indepen- dent of ε. Moreover, they depend continuously on the initial data in the L1 distance, with a Lipschitz constant independent of t, ε. Letting ε → 0, these viscous solutions converge to a unique limit, depending Lipschitz continuously on the initial data. In the conservative case where A = Df is the Jacobian of some flux function f : Rn → Rn , the vanishing viscosity limits are pre- cisely the unique entropy weak solutions to the system of conservation laws ut + f (u)x = 0.
|Titolo:||Vanishing viscosity solutions of nonlinear hyperbolic systems|
|Autori:||BIANCHINI S.; BRESSAN A|
|Rivista:||ANNALS OF MATHEMATICS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|