2005 Trace theorems and spatial continuity properties for the solutions of the transport equation
Franck Boyer
Differential Integral Equations 18(8): 891-934 (2005). DOI: 10.57262/die/1356060150


This paper is first concerned with the trace problem for the transport equation. We prove the existence and the uniqueness of the traces as well as the well posedness of the initial- and boundary-value problem for the transport equation for any $L^p$ data ($p\in ]1,+\infty]$). In a second part, we use our study of the trace problem to prove that any solution to the transport equation is, roughly speaking, continuous with respect to the spatial variable along the direction of the transport vector field with values in a suitable $L^q$ space in the other variables. We want to emphasize the fact that we do not need to suppose any time regularity on the vector field defining the transport. This point is crucial in view of applications to fluid mechanics for instance. One of the main tools in our study is the theory of renormalized solutions of Di Perna and Lions.


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Franck Boyer. "Trace theorems and spatial continuity properties for the solutions of the transport equation." Differential Integral Equations 18 (8) 891 - 934, 2005. https://doi.org/10.57262/die/1356060150


Published: 2005
First available in Project Euclid: 21 December 2012

zbMATH: 1212.35049
MathSciNet: MR2150445
Digital Object Identifier: 10.57262/die/1356060150

Primary: 35F15
Secondary: 35D10

Rights: Copyright © 2005 Khayyam Publishing, Inc.


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