Asymptotic stability of viscous contact wave for the inflow problem of the one-dimensional radiative Euler equations

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1971–1999
Journal / PublicationDiscrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems. Series A
Issue number4
Online publishedOct 2020
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


This paper is devoted to the study of the inflow problem governed by the radiative Euler equations in the one-dimensional half space. We establish the unique global-in-time existence and the asymptotic stability of the viscous contact discontinuity solution. It is different from the case involved with the rarefaction wave for the inflow problem in our previous work [6], since the rarefaction wave is a nonlinear expansive wave, while the contact discontinuity wave is a linearly degenerate diffusive wave. So we need to take good advantage of properties of the viscous contact discontinuity wave instead. Moreover, series of tricky argument on the boundary is done carefully based on the construction and the properties of the viscous contact discontinuity wave for the radiative Euler equations. Our result shows that radiation contributes to the stabilization effect for the supersonic inflow problem.

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  • Asymptotic stability, Inflow problem, Radiative Euler equations, Supersonic, Viscous contact wave

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