Considered herein is the Korteweg-de Vries equation with a Kuramoto-Sivashinsky dissipative term appended. This evolution equation, which arises as a model for a number of interesting physical phenomena, has been extensively investigated in a recent paper of Ercolani, McLaughlin and Roitner. The numerical simulations of the initial-value problem reported in the just-mentioned study showed solutions to possess a more complex range of behavior than the unadorned Korteweg-de Vries equation. The present work contributes some basic analytical facts relevant to the initial-value problem and to some of the conclusions drawn by Ercolanet al. In addition to showing the initial-value problem is well posed, we determine the limiting behavior of solutions as the dissipative or the dispersive parameter tends to zero.
"On the Korteweg-de Vries-Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation." Adv. Differential Equations 1 (1) 1 - 20, 1996. https://doi.org/10.57262/ade/1366896312