Volume 10, Issue 3
Regularity Results for a Strongly Degenerate Parabolic Equation

J. Part. Diff. Eq., 10 (1997), pp. 275-283.

Published online: 1997-10

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• Abstract
M. Bertsch & R. Dal Passo proved the existence and uniqueness of the Cauchy problem for u_t = (φ(u),ψ(u_x))_x, where φ > 0, ψ is a strictly increasing function with lim_{s → ∞}ψ(s) = ψ_∞ < ∞. The regularity of the solution has been obtained under the condition φ" < 0 or φ = const. In the present paper, under the condition φ" ≤ 0, we give some regularity results. We show that the solution can be classical after a finite time. Further, under the condition φ" ≤ -α_0 (where -α_0 is a constant), we prove the gradient of the solution converges to zero uniformly with respect to x as t → +∞.
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