2009, 23(4): 1241-1252. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2009.23.1241

Sharp well-posedness results for the BBM equation

1. 

Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, The University of Illinois at Chicago , 851 S. Morgan Street MC 249, Chicago, Illinois 60607-7045

2. 

Laboratoire Paul Painlevé, Bâtiment M2, Cité scientifique, 59655 Villeneuve D'ascq Cedex, France

Received  July 2007 Published  November 2008

The regularized long-wave or BBM equation

$ u_{t}+u_{x}+u u_{x}-u_{x x t} = 0 $

was derived as a model for the unidirectional propagation of long-crested, surface water waves. It arises in other contexts as well, and is generally understood as an alternative to the Korteweg-de Vries equation. Considered here is the initial-value problem wherein $u$ is specified everywhere at a given time $t = 0$, say, and inquiry is then made into its further development for $t>0$. It is proven that this initial-value problem is globally well posed in the $L^2$-based Sobolev class $H^s$ if $s \geq 0$. Moreover, the map that associates the relevant solution to given initial data is shown to be smooth. On the other hand, if $s < 0$, it is demonstrated that the correspondence between initial data and putative solutions cannot be even of class $C^2$. Hence, it is concluded that the BBM equation cannot be solved by iteration of a bounded mapping leading to a fixed point in $H^s$-based spaces for $s < 0$. One is thus led to surmise that the initial-value problem for the BBM equation is not even locally well posed in $H^s$ for negative values of $s$.

Citation: Jerry Bona, Nikolay Tzvetkov. Sharp well-posedness results for the BBM equation. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2009, 23 (4) : 1241-1252. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2009.23.1241
[1]

Jerry L. Bona, Hongqiu Chen, Chun-Hsiung Hsia. Well-posedness for the BBM-equation in a quarter plane. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2014, 7 (6) : 1149-1163. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2014.7.1149

[2]

Ming Wang. Sharp global well-posedness of the BBM equation in $L^p$ type Sobolev spaces. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2016, 36 (10) : 5763-5788. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2016053

[3]

Ricardo A. Pastrán, Oscar G. Riaño. Sharp well-posedness for the Chen-Lee equation. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2016, 15 (6) : 2179-2202. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2016033

[4]

Didier Pilod. Sharp well-posedness results for the Kuramoto-Velarde equation. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2008, 7 (4) : 867-881. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2008.7.867

[5]

Takamori Kato. Global well-posedness for the Kawahara equation with low regularity. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2013, 12 (3) : 1321-1339. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2013.12.1321

[6]

Zhaoyang Yin. Well-posedness, blowup, and global existence for an integrable shallow water equation. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2004, 11 (2&3) : 393-411. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2004.11.393

[7]

Hideo Takaoka. Global well-posedness for the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili II equation. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2000, 6 (2) : 483-499. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2000.6.483

[8]

Thomas Y. Hou, Congming Li. Global well-posedness of the viscous Boussinesq equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2005, 12 (1) : 1-12. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2005.12.1

[9]

Boris Kolev. Local well-posedness of the EPDiff equation: A survey. Journal of Geometric Mechanics, 2017, 9 (2) : 167-189. doi: 10.3934/jgm.2017007

[10]

Nils Strunk. Well-posedness for the supercritical gKdV equation. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2014, 13 (2) : 527-542. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2014.13.527

[11]

A. Alexandrou Himonas, Curtis Holliman. On well-posedness of the Degasperis-Procesi equation. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2011, 31 (2) : 469-488. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2011.31.469

[12]

Yuanyuan Ren, Yongsheng Li, Wei Yan. Sharp well-posedness of the Cauchy problem for the fourth order nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2018, 17 (2) : 487-504. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2018027

[13]

Dan-Andrei Geba, Kenji Nakanishi, Sarada G. Rajeev. Global well-posedness and scattering for Skyrme wave maps. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2012, 11 (5) : 1923-1933. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2012.11.1923

[14]

Luc Molinet, Francis Ribaud. On global well-posedness for a class of nonlocal dispersive wave equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2006, 15 (2) : 657-668. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2006.15.657

[15]

Jinkai Li, Edriss Titi. Global well-posedness of strong solutions to a tropical climate model. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2016, 36 (8) : 4495-4516. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2016.36.4495

[16]

Barbara Kaltenbacher, Irena Lasiecka. Well-posedness of the Westervelt and the Kuznetsov equation with nonhomogeneous Neumann boundary conditions. Conference Publications, 2011, 2011 (Special) : 763-773. doi: 10.3934/proc.2011.2011.763

[17]

Hartmut Pecher. Local well-posedness for the nonlinear Dirac equation in two space dimensions. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2014, 13 (2) : 673-685. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2014.13.673

[18]

Zhaohui Huo, Boling Guo. The well-posedness of Cauchy problem for the generalized nonlinear dispersive equation. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2005, 12 (3) : 387-402. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2005.12.387

[19]

Jae Min Lee, Stephen C. Preston. Local well-posedness of the Camassa-Holm equation on the real line. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2017, 37 (6) : 3285-3299. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2017139

[20]

Yongye Zhao, Yongsheng Li, Wei Yan. Local Well-posedness and Persistence Property for the Generalized Novikov Equation. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2014, 34 (2) : 803-820. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2014.34.803

2017 Impact Factor: 1.179

Metrics

  • PDF downloads (13)
  • HTML views (0)
  • Cited by (8)

Other articles
by authors

[Back to Top]