Kinetic & Related Models
August 2020 , Volume 13 , Issue 4
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We study time-asymptotic interplay between time-delayed communication and Cucker-Smale (C-S) velocity alignment. For this, we present two sufficient frameworks for the asymptotic flocking to the continuous and discrete C-S models with
We develop in this paper a Petrov-Galerkin spectral method for the inelastic Boltzmann equation in one dimension. Solutions to such equations typically exhibit heavy tails in the velocity space so that domain truncation or Fourier approximation would suffer from large truncation errors. Our method is based on the mapped Chebyshev functions on unbounded domains, hence requires no domain truncation. Furthermore, the test and trial function spaces are carefully chosen to obtain desired convergence and conservation properties. Through a series of examples, we demonstrate that the proposed method performs better than the Fourier spectral method and yields highly accurate results.
The Alber equation is a moment equation for the nonlinear Schrödinger equation, formally used in ocean engineering to investigate the stability of stationary and homogeneous sea states in terms of their power spectra. In this work we present the first well-posedness theory for the Alber equation with the help of an appropriate equivalent reformulation. Moreover, we show linear Landau damping in the sense that, under a stability condition on the homogeneous background, any inhomogeneities disperse and decay in time. The proof exploits novel
Angular moments models based on a minimum entropy problem have been largely used to describe the transport of photons [
We study slow flocking phenomenon arising from the dynamics of Cucker-Smale (CS) ensemble with chemotactic movements in a self-consistent temperature field. For constant temperature field, our situation reduces to the previous CS model with chemotactic movements. When a large CS ensemble with chemotactic movements is placed in a self-consistent temperature field, the dynamics of the CS ensemble can be effectively described by the kinetic thermodynamic CS (TCS) equation with chemotactic movements, which corresponds to the coupled collisional transport-reaction diffusion system. For the proposed coupled model, we provide a global solvability of strong solutions and their asymptotic flocking estimates which exhibit slow algebraic relaxation toward the flocking state. Our analytical results show that asymptotic flocking is robust with respect to a small perturbation of a constant temperature.
We study a variant of the Cucker-Smale system with reaction-type delay. Using novel backward-forward and stability estimates on appropriate quantities we derive sufficient conditions for asymptotic flocking of the solutions. These conditions, although not explicit, relate the velocity fluctuation of the initial datum and the length of the delay. If satisfied, they guarantee monotone decay (i.e., non-oscillatory regime) of the velocity fluctuations towards zero for large times. For the simplified setting with only two agents and constant communication rate the Cucker-Smale system reduces to the delay negative feedback equation. We demonstrate that in this case our method provides the sharp condition for the size of the delay such that the solution be non-oscillatory. Moreover, we comment on the mathematical issues appearing in the formal macroscopic description of the reaction-type delay system.
We investigate a coagulation-fragmentation equation with boundary data, establishing the well-posedness of the initial value problem when the coagulation kernels are bounded at zero and showing existence of solutions for the singular kernels relevant in the applications. We determine the large time asymptotic behavior of solutions, proving that solutions converge exponentially fast to zero in the absence of fragmentation and stabilize toward an equilibrium if the boundary value satisfies a detailed balance condition. Incidentally, we obtain an improvement in the regularity of solutions by showing the finiteness of negative moments for positive time.
We consider the Cauchy problem for the spatially inhomogeneous non-cutoff Boltzmann equation with polynomially decaying initial data in the velocity variable. We establish short-time existence for any initial data with this decay in a fifth order Sobolev space by working in a mixed
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