International Journal of Partial Differential Equations http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2014 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Explicit Estimates for Solutions of Mixed Elliptic Problems Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:15:41 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2014/845760/ We deal with the existence of quantitative estimates for solutions of mixed problems to an elliptic second-order equation in divergence form with discontinuous coefficients. Our concern is to estimate the solutions with explicit constants, for domains in () of class . The existence of and estimates is assured for and any (depending on the data), whenever the coefficient is only measurable and bounded. The proof method of the quantitative estimates is based on the De Giorgi technique developed by Stampacchia. By using the potential theory, we derive estimates for different ranges of the exponent depending on the fact that the coefficient is either Dini-continuous or only measurable and bounded. In this process, we establish new existences of Green functions on such domains. The last but not least concern is to unify (whenever possible) the proofs of the estimates to the extreme Dirichlet and Neumann cases of the mixed problem. Luisa Consiglieri Copyright © 2014 Luisa Consiglieri. All rights reserved. A Reaction-Diffusion System with Nonlinear Nonlocal Boundary Conditions Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:02:08 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2014/523656/ We consider initial boundary value problem for a reaction-diffusion system with nonlinear and nonlocal boundary conditions and nonnegative initial data. We prove local existence, uniqueness, and nonuniqueness of solutions. Alexander Gladkov and Alexandr Nikitin Copyright © 2014 Alexander Gladkov and Alexandr Nikitin. All rights reserved. A Note on the Painlevé Property of Coupled KdV Equations Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:23:52 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2014/125821/ We prove that one system of coupled KdV equations, claimed by Hirota et al. to pass the Painlevé test for integrability, actually fails the test at the highest resonance of the generic branch and therefore must be nonintegrable. Sergei Sakovich Copyright © 2014 Sergei Sakovich. All rights reserved. Partial Differential Equations of an Epidemic Model with Spatial Diffusion Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:59:55 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2014/186437/ The aim of this paper is to study the dynamics of a reaction-diffusion SIR epidemic model with specific nonlinear incidence rate. The global existence, positivity, and boundedness of solutions for a reaction-diffusion system with homogeneous Neumann boundary conditions are proved. The local stability of the disease-free equilibrium and endemic equilibrium is obtained via characteristic equations. By means of Lyapunov functional, the global stability of both equilibria is investigated. More precisely, our results show that the disease-free equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable if the basic reproduction number is less than or equal to unity, which leads to the eradication of disease from population. When the basic reproduction number is greater than unity, then disease-free equilibrium becomes unstable and the endemic equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable; in this case the disease persists in the population. Numerical simulations are presented to illustrate our theoretical results. El Mehdi Lotfi, Mehdi Maziane, Khalid Hattaf, and Noura Yousfi Copyright © 2014 El Mehdi Lotfi et al. All rights reserved. Semilinear Evolution Problems with Ventcel-Type Conditions on Fractal Boundaries Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:09:38 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2014/461046/ A semilinear parabolic transmission problem with Ventcel's boundary conditions on a fractal interface or the corresponding prefractal interface is studied. Regularity results for the solution in both cases are proved. The asymptotic behaviour of the solutions of the approximating problems to the solution of limit fractal problem is analyzed. Maria Rosaria Lancia and Paola Vernole Copyright © 2014 Maria Rosaria Lancia and Paola Vernole. All rights reserved. Modified Method of Characteristics Combined with Finite Volume Element Methods for Incompressible Miscible Displacement Problems in Porous Media Sun, 19 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2014/245086/ The incompressible miscible displacement problem in porous media is modeled by a coupled system of two nonlinear partial differential equations, the pressure-velocity equation and the concentration equation. In this paper, we present a mixed finite volume element method (FVEM) for the approximation of the pressure-velocity equation. Since modified method of characteristics (MMOC) minimizes the grid orientation effect, for the approximation of the concentration equation, we apply a standard FVEM combined with MMOC. A priori error estimates in norm are derived for velocity, pressure and concentration. Numerical results are presented to substantiate the validity of the theoretical results. Sarvesh Kumar and Sangita Yadav Copyright © 2014 Sarvesh Kumar and Sangita Yadav. All rights reserved. On the Local Well-Posedness of the Cauchy Problem for a Modified Two-Component Camassa-Holm System in Besov Spaces Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:48:27 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/834912/ We consider the Cauchy problem for an integrable modified two-component Camassa-Holm system with cubic nonlinearity. By using the Littlewood-Paley decomposition, nonhomogeneous Besov spaces, and a priori estimates for linear transport equation, we prove that the Cauchy problem is locally well-posed in Besov spaces with , and . Jiangbo Zhou, Lu Yao, Lixin Tian, and Wenbin Zhang Copyright © 2013 Jiangbo Zhou et al. All rights reserved. Existence and Uniqueness of the Solutions for Some Initial-Boundary Value Problems with the Fractional Dynamic Boundary Condition Thu, 07 Nov 2013 09:00:04 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/796430/ In this paper, we analyze some initial-boundary value problems for the subdiffusion equation with a fractional dynamic boundary condition in a one-dimensional bounded domain. First, we establish the unique solvability in the Hölder space of the initial-boundary value problems for the equation , , where L is a uniformly elliptic operator with smooth coefficients with the fractional dynamic boundary condition. Second, we apply the contraction theorem to prove the existence and uniqueness locally in time in the Hölder classes of the solution to the corresponding nonlinear problems. Mykola Krasnoschok and Nataliya Vasylyeva Copyright © 2013 Mykola Krasnoschok and Nataliya Vasylyeva. All rights reserved. Approximate Controllability of a Semilinear Heat Equation Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:56:58 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/424309/ We apply Rothe’s type fixed point theorem to prove the interior approximate controllability of the following semilinear heat equation: in on , where is a bounded domain in , , is an open nonempty subset of , denotes the characteristic function of the set , the distributed control belongs to , and the nonlinear function is smooth enough, and there are , and such that for all Under this condition, we prove the following statement: for all open nonempty subset of , the system is approximately controllable on . Moreover, we could exhibit a sequence of controls steering the nonlinear system from an initial state to an neighborhood of the final state at time . Hugo Leiva, N. Merentes, and J. Sanchez Copyright © 2013 Hugo Leiva et al. All rights reserved. Solutions of Nonlocal -Laplacian Equations Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:55:46 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/364251/ In view of variational approach we discuss a nonlocal problem, that is, a Kirchhoff-type equation involving -Laplace operator. Establishing some suitable conditions, we prove the existence and multiplicity of solutions. Mustafa Avci and Rabil Ayazoglu (Mashiyev) Copyright © 2013 Mustafa Avci and Rabil Ayazoglu (Mashiyev). All rights reserved. Single Peak Solitons for the Boussinesq-Like Equation Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:00:32 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/732809/ The nonlinear dispersive Boussinesq-like equation , which exhibits single peak solitons, is investigated. Peakons, cuspons and smooth soliton solutions are obtained by setting the equation under inhomogeneous boundary condition. Asymptotic behavior and numerical simulations are provided for these three types of single peak soliton solutions of the equation. Lina Zhang, Shumin Li, and Aiyong Chen Copyright © 2013 Lina Zhang et al. All rights reserved. A Posteriori Regularization Parameter Choice Rule for Truncation Method for Identifying the Unknown Source of the Poisson Equation Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:53:25 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/590737/ We consider the problem of determining an unknown source which depends only on one variable in two-dimensional Poisson equation. We prove a conditional stability for this problem. Moreover, we propose a truncation regularization method combined with an a posteriori regularization parameter choice rule to deal with this problem and give the corresponding convergence estimate. Numerical results are presented to illustrate the accuracy and efficiency of this method. Xiao-Xiao Li and Dun-Gang Li Copyright © 2013 Xiao-Xiao Li and Dun-Gang Li. All rights reserved. Boundary Value Problems for the Classical and Mixed Integrodifferential Equations with Riemann-Liouville Operators Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:54:18 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/157947/ By method of integral equations, unique solvability is proved for the solution of boundary value problems of loaded third-order integrodifferential equations with Riemann-Liouville operators. B. Islomov and U. I. Baltaeva Copyright © 2013 B. Islomov and U. I. Baltaeva. All rights reserved. Analysis of a Singular Convection Diffusion System Arising in Turbulence Modelling Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:28:18 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/940924/ We shall study some singular stationary convection diffusion system governing the steady state of a turbulence model closely related to the one. We shall establish existence, positivity, and regularity results in a very general framework. P. Dreyfuss Copyright © 2013 P. Dreyfuss. All rights reserved. An Initial Boundary Value Problem for the Zakharov Equation Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:49:17 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/748761/ This paper studies an inhomogeneous initial boundary value problem for the one-dimensional Zakharov equation. Existence and uniqueness of the global strong solution are proved by Galerkin’s method and integral estimates. Quankang Yang and Charles Bu Copyright © 2013 Quankang Yang and Charles Bu. All rights reserved. A Numerical Method for Solving 3D Elasticity Equations with Sharp-Edged Interfaces Sun, 21 Jul 2013 10:56:18 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/476873/ Interface problems occur frequently when two or more materials meet. Solving elasticity equations with sharp-edged interfaces in three dimensions is a very complicated and challenging problem for most existing methods. There are several difficulties: the coupled elliptic system, the matrix coefficients, the sharp-edged interface, and three dimensions. An accurate and efficient method is desired. In this paper, an efficient nontraditional finite element method with nonbody-fitting grids is proposed to solve elasticity equations with sharp-edged interfaces in three dimensions. The main idea is to choose the test function basis to be the standard finite element basis independent of the interface and to choose the solution basis to be piecewise linear satisfying the jump conditions across the interface. The resulting linear system of equations is shown to be positive definite under certain assumptions. Numerical experiments show that this method is second order accurate in the norm for piecewise smooth solutions. More than 1.5th order accuracy is observed for solution with singularity (second derivative blows up). Liqun Wang, Songming Hou, and Liwei Shi Copyright © 2013 Liqun Wang et al. All rights reserved. Probabilistic Representations for the Solution of Higher Order Differential Equations Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:25:25 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/297857/ A probabilistic representation for the solution of the partial differential equation , is constructed in terms of the expectation with respect to the measure associated to a complex-valued stochastic process. S. Mazzucchi Copyright © 2013 S. Mazzucchi. All rights reserved. Properties of Some Partial Dynamic Equations on Time Scales Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:53:57 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/345697/ The main objective of the paper is to study the properties of the solution of a certain partial dynamic equation on time scales. The tools employed are based on the application of the Banach fixed-point theorem and a certain integral inequality with explicit estimates on time scales. Deepak B. Pachpatte Copyright © 2013 Deepak B. Pachpatte. All rights reserved. Numerical Approximation for Nonlinear Gas Dynamic Equation Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:04:37 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/846749/ Laplace transform and new homotopy perturbation methods are adopted to study gas dynamic equation analytically. The solutions introduced in this study can be used to obtain the closed form of the solutions if they are required. The combined method needs less work in comparison with the other homotopy perturbation methods and decreases volume of calculations considerably. Results show that the new method is more effective and convenient to use, and is high accuracy evident. Hossein Aminikhah and Ali Jamalian Copyright © 2013 Hossein Aminikhah and Ali Jamalian. All rights reserved. Integrally Small Perturbations of Semigroups and Stability of Partial Differential Equations Sun, 28 Apr 2013 14:09:34 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpde/2013/207581/ Let be a generator of an exponentially stable operator semigroup in a Banach space, and let   be a linear bounded variable operator. Assuming that is sufficiently small in a certain sense for the equation , we derive exponential stability conditions. Besides, we do not require that for each , the “frozen” autonomous equation is stable. In particular, we consider evolution equations with periodic operator coefficients. These results are applied to partial differential equations. Michael Gil' Copyright © 2013 Michael Gil'. All rights reserved.