American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

February  2012, 32(2): 539-563. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2012.32.539

Compressible hydrodynamic flow of liquid crystals in 1-D

 1 Department of Mathematics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510631 2 Department of Mathematics, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510640, China 3 Department of Mathematics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40513 4 School of Mathematical Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631

Received  November 2010 Revised  May 2011 Published  September 2011

We consider a simplified version of Ericksen-Leslie equation modeling the compressible hydrodynamic flow of nematic liquid crystals in dimension one. If the initial data $(\rho_0, u_0,n_0)\in C^{1,\alpha}(I)\times C^{2,\alpha}(I)\times C^{2,\alpha}(I, S^2)$ and $\rho_0\ge c_0>0$, then we obtain both existence and uniqueness of global classical solutions. For $0\le\rho_0\in H^1(I)$ and $(u_0, n_0)\in H^1(I)\times H^2(I,S^2)$, we obtain both existence and uniqueness of global strong solutions.
Citation: Shijin Ding, Junyu Lin, Changyou Wang, Huanyao Wen. Compressible hydrodynamic flow of liquid crystals in 1-D. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2012, 32 (2) : 539-563. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2012.32.539
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