The Cauchy problem for a simplified shallow elastic fluids model, one system of Temple’s type, is studied and a global weak solution is obtained by using the compensated compactness theorem coupled with the total variation estimates on the first and third Riemann invariants, where the second Riemann invariant is singular near the zero layer depth . This work extends in some sense the previous works, (Serre, 1987) and (Leveque and Temple, 1985), which provided the global existence of weak solutions for strictly hyperbolic system and (Heibig, 1994) for strictly hyperbolic system with smooth Riemann invariants.
Yun-guang Lu. Christian Klingenberg. Leonardo Rendon. De-Yin Zheng. "Global Solutions for a Simplified Shallow Elastic Fluids Model." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014 (SI08) 1 - 5, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/920248