# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

September  2009, 2(3): 521-550. doi: 10.3934/krm.2009.2.521

## Nonlinear stability of boundary layer solutions for generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony-Burgers equation in the half space

 1 School of Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China 2 School of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China

Received  June 2009 Revised  June 2009 Published  July 2009

This paper is concerned with the initial-boundary value problem of the generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony-Burgers equation in the half space $R_+$

$u_t-$utxx-uxx$+f(u)_{x}=0,\ \ \ \ \ t>0,\ \ x\in R_+,$
$u(0,x)=u_0(x)\to u_+,\ \ \ as \ \ x\to +\infty,$
$u(t,0)=u_b$.

Here $u(t,x)$ is an unknown function of $t>0$ and $x\in R_+$, $u_+$≠$u_b$ are two given constant states and the nonlinear function $f(u)$ is a general smooth function.
Asymptotic stability and convergence rates (both algebraic and exponential) of global solution $u(t,x)$ to the above initial-boundary value problem toward the boundary layer solution $\phi(x)$ are established in [9] for both the non-degenerate case $f'(u_+)<0$ and the degenerate case $f'(u_+)=0$. We note, however, that the analysis in [9] relies heavily on the assumption that $f(u)$ is strictly convex. Moreover, for the non-degenerate case, if the boundary layer solution $\phi(x)$ is monotonically decreasing, only the stability of weak boundary layer solution is obtained in [9]. This manuscript is concerned with the non-degenerate case and our main purpose is two-fold: Firstly, for general smooth nonlinear function $f(u)$, we study the global stability of weak boundary layer solutions to the above initial-boundary value problem. Secondly, when $f(u)$ is convex and the corresponding boundary layer solutions are monotonically decreasing, we discuss the local nonlinear stability of strong boundary layer solution. In both cases, the corresponding decay rates are also obtained.

Citation: Hui Yin, Huijiang Zhao. Nonlinear stability of boundary layer solutions for generalized Benjamin-Bona-Mahony-Burgers equation in the half space. Kinetic & Related Models, 2009, 2 (3) : 521-550. doi: 10.3934/krm.2009.2.521
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