Advances in Differential Equations

Self-similar blow-up for a quasilinear parabolic equation with gradient diffusion and exponential source

Chris J. Budd, James W. Dold, and Victor A. Galaktionov

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Abstract

We study the asymptotic behaviour near a finite blow-up time $t=T$ of the solutions to the initial-boundary value problem for the quasilinear equation $$ u_t = \nabla \cdot (|\nabla u|^\sigma \nabla u) + e^u \mbox{ in } \{ | x| < R\} \times (0,T), \ \ \sigma >0, $$ with zero Dirichlet boundary condition and a radial symmetric initial function $u_0 (|x|) >0$ in $\{ |x| <R\}, \ u'_0 (r)<0$ in $(0,R)$. We prove single point blow-up and different sharp lower and upper estimates of the solution as $t \rightarrow T^-$ and of the final-time profile. For the one-dimensional problem the asymptotic behaviour is proved to be described by nonconstant self-similar solutions of the form $u_* (x,t) =-\log (T-t) + \theta (\xi), \ \xi = x/(T-t)^{1/(\sigma+2)}$, where $\theta (\xi) \sim - (\sigma+2) \log \xi$ as $\xi \rightarrow\infty$.

Article information

Source
Adv. Differential Equations Volume 2, Number 1 (1997), 85-124.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 24 April 2013

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ade/1366809229

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1424764

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1023.35516

Subjects
Primary: 35K60: Nonlinear initial value problems for linear parabolic equations
Secondary: 35B05: Oscillation, zeros of solutions, mean value theorems, etc.

Citation

Budd, Chris J.; Dold, James W.; Galaktionov, Victor A. Self-similar blow-up for a quasilinear parabolic equation with gradient diffusion and exponential source. Adv. Differential Equations 2 (1997), no. 1, 85--124. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ade/1366809229.


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