# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

September  2018, 8(3&4): 583-605. doi: 10.3934/mcrf.2018024

## General boundary value problems of the Korteweg-de Vries equation on a bounded domain

 1 Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco 50740-545, Brazil 2 Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA 3 Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0025, USA 4 Yangtze Center of Mathematics, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China

* Corresponding author: Bing-Yu Zhang

The paper is dedicated to Jiongmin Yong for his 60th birthday.
The authors thank anonymous referees for many helpful comments, corrections and suggestions

Received  March 2017 Revised  October 2017 Published  September 2018

In this paper we consider the initial boundary value problem of the Korteweg-de Vries equation posed on a finite interval
 $$$u_t+u_x+u_{xxx}+uu_x = 0, ~~~~~ u(x, 0) = φ(x), ~~~~~ 0 < x < L, \ t>0~~~~~(0.1)$$$
subject to the nonhomogeneous boundary conditions,
 $$$B_1u = h_1(t), ~~~~~B_2 u = h_2 (t), ~~~~~ B_3 u = h_3 (t) ~~~~~t>0~~~~~(0.2)$$$
where
 $B_i u = \sum\limits_{j = 0}^2 \left(a_{ij} \partial ^j_x u(0, t) + b_{ij}\partial ^j_x u(L, t)\right), ~~~~~i = 1, 2, 3,$
and
 $a_{ij}, \ b_{ij}$
(
 $j = 0, 1, 2$
and
 $i = 1, 2, 3$
) are real constants. Under some general assumptions imposed on the coefficients
 $a_{ij}, \ b_{ij}$
, the IBVP (0.1)-(0.2) is shown to be locally well-posed in the space
 $H^s (0, L)$
for any
 $s \ge 0$
with
 $φ ∈ H^s (0, L)$
and boundary values
 $h_j$
,
 $j = 1, 2, 3$
, belonging to some appropriate spaces with optimal regularity.
Citation: Roberto A. Capistrano-Filho, Shuming Sun, Bing-Yu Zhang. General boundary value problems of the Korteweg-de Vries equation on a bounded domain. Mathematical Control & Related Fields, 2018, 8 (3&4) : 583-605. doi: 10.3934/mcrf.2018024
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