Differential and Integral Equations

Time global existence and asymptotic behavior of solutions to degenerate quasi-linear parabolic systems of chemotaxis

Yoshie Sugiyama

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Abstract

The following degenerate parabolic system modelling chemotaxis is considered. $$ {\mbox{(KS)}} \qquad\qquad \left\{ \begin{array}{llll} & u_t = \nabla \cdot \Big( \nabla u^m - u \nabla v \Big), & x \in \mathbb R^N, \ 0 <t <T, \nonumber \\ & \tau v_t = \Delta v - v + u, & x \in \mathbb R^N, \ 0 <t <T, \nonumber \\ & u(x,0) = u_0(x), \quad \tau v(x,0) = \tau v_0(x), & x \in \mathbb R^N, \end{array} \right. $$ where $m>1, \tau=0$ or 1, and $N \ge 1$. Our aim in this paper is to prove the existence of a global weak solution of (KS) under some appropriate conditions on $m$ without any restriction on the size of the initial data. Specifically, we show that a solution ($u,v$) of (KS) exists globally in time if either (i) $m \ge 2 $ for large initial data or (ii) $1 < m \le 2-\frac{2}{N}$ for small initial data. In the case of (ii), the decay properties with the optimal rate of the solution ($u,v$) are also discussed.

Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 20, Number 2 (2007), 133-180.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2012

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.die/1356039511

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2294463

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1212.35241

Subjects
Primary: 35K57: Reaction-diffusion equations
Secondary: 35B30: Dependence of solutions on initial and boundary data, parameters [See also 37Cxx] 35B45: A priori estimates 35B65: Smoothness and regularity of solutions 35D05 35Q80: PDEs in connection with classical thermodynamics and heat transfer 92C17: Cell movement (chemotaxis, etc.)

Citation

Sugiyama, Yoshie. Time global existence and asymptotic behavior of solutions to degenerate quasi-linear parabolic systems of chemotaxis. Differential Integral Equations 20 (2007), no. 2, 133--180. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.die/1356039511


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