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Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A

2015 , Volume 35 , Issue 8

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On a Ermakov-Painlevé II reduction in three-ion electrodiffusion. A Dirichlet boundary value problem
Pablo Amster and  Colin Rogers
2015, 35(8): 3277-3292 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3277 +[Abstract](46) +[PDF](236.7KB)
Two-point boundary value problems of Dirichlet type are investigated for a Ermakov-Painlevé II equation which arises out of a reduction of a three-ion electrodiffusion Nernst-Planck model system. In addition, it is shown how Ermakov invariants may be employed to solve a hybrid Ermakov-Painlevé II triad in terms of a solution of the single component integrable Ermakov-Painlevé II reduction. The latter is related to the classical Painlevé II equation.
On the Hausdorff dimension of the Sierpiński Julia sets
Krzysztof Barański and  Michał Wardal
2015, 35(8): 3293-3313 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3293 +[Abstract](148) +[PDF](3154.9KB)
We estimate the Hausdorff dimension of hyperbolic Julia sets of maps from the well-known family $F_{\lambda,n}(z) = z^n + \lambda/z^n$, $n \ge 2$, $\lambda \in \mathbb{C} \setminus \{0\}$. In particular, we show that $\dim_H J(F_{\lambda,n}) = \mathcal O (1/\ln |\lambda|)$ for large $|\lambda|$, and $\dim_H J(F_{\lambda,n}) = 1 + \mathcal O (1/\ln n)$ for large $n$ in the three cases: when $J(F_{\lambda,n})$ is a Cantor set, a Cantor set of quasicircles and a Sierpiński curve.
Density of the set of endomorphisms with a maximizing measure supported on a periodic orbit
Tatiane C. Batista , Juliano S. Gonschorowski and  Fábio A. Tal
2015, 35(8): 3315-3326 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3315 +[Abstract](39) +[PDF](368.3KB)
Let $M$ be a compact $n$-dimensional Riemanian manifold, End($M$) the set of the endomorphisms of $M$ with the usual $\mathcal{C}^0$ topology and $\phi:M\to\mathbb{R}$ continuous. We prove, extending the main result of [2], that there exists a dense subset of $\mathcal{A}$ of End($M$) such that, if $f\in\mathcal{A}$, there exists a $f$ invariant measure $\mu_{\max}$ supported on a periodic orbit that maximizes the integral of $\phi$ among all $f$ invariant Borel probability measures.
Existence and regularity of solutions in nonlinear wave equations
Geng Chen and  Yannan Shen
2015, 35(8): 3327-3342 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3327 +[Abstract](76) +[PDF](616.2KB)
In this paper, we study the global existence and regularity of Hölder continuous solutions for a series of nonlinear partial differential equations describing nonlinear waves.
On weak interaction between a ground state and a trapping potential
Scipio Cuccagna and  Masaya Maeda
2015, 35(8): 3343-3376 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3343 +[Abstract](22) +[PDF](707.8KB)
We continue our study initiated in [4] of the interaction of a ground state with a potential considering here a class of trapping potentials. We track the precise asymptotic behavior of the solution if the interaction is weak, either because the ground state moves away from the potential or is very fast.
On a fractional harmonic replacement
Serena Dipierro and  Enrico Valdinoci
2015, 35(8): 3377-3392 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3377 +[Abstract](28) +[PDF](446.3KB)
Given $s\in(0,1)$, we consider the problem of minimizing the fractional Gagliardo seminorm in $H^s$ with prescribed condition outside the ball and under the further constraint of attaining zero value in a given set $K$.
    We investigate how the energy changes in dependence of such set. In particular, under mild regularity conditions, we show that adding a set $A$ to $K$ increases the energy of at most the measure of $A$ (this may be seen as a perturbation result for small sets $A$).
    Also, we point out a monotonicity feature of the energy with respect to the prescribed sets and the boundary conditions.
Multi-bump solutions for Schrödinger equation involving critical growth and potential wells
Yuxia Guo and  Zhongwei Tang
2015, 35(8): 3393-3415 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3393 +[Abstract](36) +[PDF](497.7KB)
In this paper, we consider the following Schrödinger equation with critical growth $$-\Delta u+(\lambda a(x)-\delta)u=|u|^{2^*-2}u \quad \hbox{ in } \mathbb{R}^N, $$ where $N\geq 5$, $2^*$ is the critical Sobolev exponent, $\delta>0$ is a constant, $a(x)\geq 0$ and its zero set is not empty. We will show that if the zero set of $a(x)$ has several isolated connected components $\Omega_1,\cdots,\Omega_k$ such that the interior of $\Omega_i (i=1, 2, ..., k)$ is not empty and $\partial\Omega_i (i=1, 2, ..., k)$ is smooth, then for any non-empty subset $J\subset \{1,2,\cdots,k\}$ and $\lambda$ sufficiently large, the equation admits a solution which is trapped in a neighborhood of $\bigcup_{j\in J}\Omega_j$. Our strategy to obtain the main results is as follows: By using local mountain pass method combining with penalization of the nonlinearities, we first prove the existence of single-bump solutions which are trapped in the neighborhood of only one isolated component of zero set. Then we construct the multi-bump solution by summing these one-bump solutions as the first approximation solution. The real solution will be obtained by delicate estimates of the error term, this last step is done by using Contraction Image Principle.
Emergence of phase-locked states for the Winfree model in a large coupling regime
Seung-Yeal Ha , Jinyeong Park and  Sang Woo Ryoo
2015, 35(8): 3417-3436 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3417 +[Abstract](73) +[PDF](505.7KB)
We study the large-time behavior of the globally coupled Winfree model in a large coupling regime. The Winfree model is the first mathematical model for the synchronization phenomenon in an ensemble of weakly coupled limit-cycle oscillators. For the dynamic formation of phase-locked states, we provide a sufficient framework in terms of geometric conditions on the coupling functions and coupling strength. We show that in the proposed framework, the emergent phase-locked state is the unique equilibrium state and it is asymptotically stable in an $l^1$-norm; further, we investigate its configurational structure. We also provide several numerical simulations, and compare them with our analytical results.
Long-time behavior and weak-strong uniqueness for incompressible viscoelastic flows
Xianpeng Hu and  Hao Wu
2015, 35(8): 3437-3461 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3437 +[Abstract](42) +[PDF](508.0KB)
We consider the Cauchy problem for incompressible viscoelastic fluids in the whole space $\mathbb{R}^d$ ($d=2,3$). By introducing a new decomposition via Helmholtz's projections, we first provide an alternative proof on the existence of global smooth solutions near equilibrium. Then under additional assumptions that the initial data belong to $L^1$ and their Fourier modes do not degenerate at low frequencies, we obtain the optimal $L^2$ decay rates for the global smooth solutions and their spatial derivatives. At last, we establish the weak-strong uniqueness property in the class of finite energy weak solutions for the incompressible viscoelastic system.
Global existence and boundedness for chemotaxis-Navier-Stokes systems with position-dependent sensitivity in 2D bounded domains
Sachiko Ishida
2015, 35(8): 3463-3482 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3463 +[Abstract](63) +[PDF](474.9KB)
This paper is concerned with degenerate chemotaxis-Navier-Stokes systems with position-dependent sensitivity on a two dimensional bounded domain. It is known that in the case without a position-dependent sensitivity function, Tao-Winkler (2012) constructed a globally bounded weak solution of a chemotaxis-Stokes system with any porous medium diffusion, and Winkler (2012, 2014) succeeded in proving global existence and stabilization of classical solutions to a chemotaxis-Navier-Stokes system with linear diffusion. The present work shows global existence and boundedness of weak solutions to a chemotaxis-Navier-Stokes system with position-dependent sensitivity for any porous medium diffusion.
On the partitions with Sturmian-like refinements
Michal Kupsa and  Štěpán Starosta
2015, 35(8): 3483-3501 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3483 +[Abstract](35) +[PDF](421.3KB)
In the dynamics of a rotation of the unit circle by an irrational angle $\alpha\in(0,1)$, we study the evolution of partitions whose atoms are finite unions of left-closed right-open intervals with endpoints lying on the past trajectory of the point $0$. Unlike the standard framework, we focus on partitions whose atoms are disconnected sets. We show that the refinements of these partitions eventually coincide with the refinements of a preimage of the Sturmian partition, which consists of two intervals $[0,1-\alpha)$ and $[1-\alpha,1)$. In particular, the refinements of the partitions eventually consist of connected sets, i.e., intervals. We reformulate this result in terms of Sturmian subshifts: we show that for every non-trivial factor mapping from a one-sided Sturmian subshift, satisfying a mild technical assumption, the sliding block code of sufficiently large length induced by the mapping is injective.
Boundedness in quasilinear Keller-Segel equations with nonlinear sensitivity and logistic source
Xie Li and  Zhaoyin Xiang
2015, 35(8): 3503-3531 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3503 +[Abstract](43) +[PDF](554.6KB)
In this paper, we investigate the quasilinear Keller-Segel equations (q-K-S): \[ \left\{ \begin{split} &n_t=\nabla\cdot\big(D(n)\nabla n\big)-\nabla\cdot\big(\chi(n)\nabla c\big)+\mathcal{R}(n), \qquad x\in\Omega,\,t>0,\\ &\varrho c_t=\Delta c-c+n, \qquad x\in\Omega,\,t>0, \end{split} \right. \] under homogeneous Neumann boundary conditions in a bounded domain $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$. For both $\varrho=0$ (parabolic-elliptic case) and $\varrho>0$ (parabolic-parabolic case), we will show the global-in-time existence and uniform-in-time boundedness of solutions to equations (q-K-S) with both non-degenerate and degenerate diffusions on the non-convex domain $\Omega$, which provide a supplement to the dichotomy boundedness vs. blow-up in parabolic-elliptic/parabolic-parabolic chemotaxis equations with degenerate diffusion, nonlinear sensitivity and logistic source. In particular, we improve the recent results obtained by Wang-Li-Mu (2014, Disc. Cont. Dyn. Syst.) and Wang-Mu-Zheng (2014, J. Differential Equations).
Non-localized standing waves of the hyperbolic cubic nonlinear Schrödinger equation
Nan Lu
2015, 35(8): 3533-3567 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3533 +[Abstract](52) +[PDF](651.8KB)
We construct two families of non-localized standing waves for the hyperbolic cubic nonlinear Schrödinger equation \[iu_t+u_{xx}-u_{yy}+|u|^2u=0.\] The first family of standing waves consists of solutions which correspond to some generalized breathers for each fixed time $t$, while solutions in the second family are periodic both in $x$ and $y$. The second family of solutions were numerically observed by Vuillon, Dutykh and Fedele in a recent preprint [17].
Stability analysis for linear heat conduction with memory kernels described by Gamma functions
Corrado Mascia
2015, 35(8): 3569-3584 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3569 +[Abstract](21) +[PDF](603.1KB)
This paper analyzes heat equation with memory in the case of kernels that are linear combinations of Gamma distributions. In this case, it is possible to rewrite the non-local equation as a local system of partial differential equations of hyperbolic type. Stability is studied in details by analyzing the corresponding dispersion relation, providing sufficient stability condition for the general case and sharp instability thresholds in the case of linear combinations of the first three Gamma functions.
On the blow-up results for a class of strongly perturbed semilinear heat equations
Van Tien Nguyen
2015, 35(8): 3585-3626 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3585 +[Abstract](22) +[PDF](695.2KB)
We consider in this work some class of strongly perturbed for the semilinear heat equation with Sobolev sub-critical power nonlinearity. We first derive a Lyapunov functional in similarity variables and then use it to derive the blow-up rate. We also classify all possible asymptotic behaviors of the solution when it approaches to singularity. Finally, we describe precisely the blow-up profiles corresponding to these behaviors.
On the existence of positive solutions for some nonlinear boundary value problems and applications to MEMS models
Hongjing Pan and  Ruixiang Xing
2015, 35(8): 3627-3682 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3627 +[Abstract](34) +[PDF](1267.3KB)
Motivated by some nonlinear models recently arising in Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) and new progress on one-dimensional mean curvature type problems, we investigate the existence and exact numbers of positive solutions for a class of boundary value problems with $\varphi$-Laplacian $$ -(\varphi(u'))'=\lambda f(u)\; on (-L, L),\quad u(-L)=u(L)=0, $$ when the parameters $\lambda$ and $L$ vary. Various exact multiplicity results as well as global bifurcation diagrams are obtained. These results include the applications to one-dimensional MEMS equations with fringing field as well as mean curvature type problems. We also extend and improve one of the main results of Korman and Li [Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh Sect. A, 140(6):1197--1215, 2010] (Theorem 3.4). With the aid of numerical simulations, we find many interesting new examples, which reveal the striking complexity of bifurcation patterns for the problem.
Long-time behavior and stability of entropy solutions for linearly degenerate hyperbolic systems of rich type
Yue-Jun Peng and  Yong-Fu Yang
2015, 35(8): 3683-3706 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3683 +[Abstract](24) +[PDF](513.7KB)
We study linearly degenerate hyperbolic systems of rich type in one space dimension. It is showed that such a system admits exact traveling wave solutions after a finite time, provided that the initial data are Riemann type outside a space interval. We prove the convergence of entropy solutions toward traveling waves in the $L^1$ norm as the time goes to infinity. The traveling waves are determined explicitly in terms of the initial data and the system. We also obtain the stability of entropy solutions in $L^1$. Applications concern physical models such as the generalized extremal surface equations, the Born-Infeld system and augmented Born-Infeld system.
Non-integrability criterion for homogeneous Hamiltonian systems via blowing-up technique of singularities
Mitsuru Shibayama
2015, 35(8): 3707-3719 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3707 +[Abstract](30) +[PDF](378.9KB)
It is a big problem to distinguish between integrable and non-integrable Hamiltonian systems. We provide a new approach to prove the non-integrability of homogeneous Hamiltonian systems with two degrees of freedom. The homogeneous degree can be taken from real values (not necessarily integer). The proof is based on the blowing-up theory which McGehee established in the collinear three-body problem. We also compare our result with Molares-Ramis theory which is the strongest theory in this field.
Simultaneous controllability of some uncoupled semilinear wave equations
Louis Tebou
2015, 35(8): 3721-3743 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3721 +[Abstract](30) +[PDF](152.3KB)
We consider the exact controllability problem for some uncoupled semilinear wave equations with proportional, but different principal operators in a bounded domain. The control is locally distributed, and its support satisfies the geometric control condition of Bardos-Lebeau-Rauch. First, we examine the case of a nonlinearity that is asymptotically linear; using a combination of the Bardos-Lebeau-Rauch observability result for a single wave equation and a new unique continuation result for uncoupled wave equations, we solve the underlying linear control problem. The linear controllability result thus established, generalizes to higher space dimensions an earlier result of Haraux established in the one-dimensional setting. Then, applying a fixed point argument, we derive the controllability of the nonlinear problem. Afterwards, we use an iterative approach to prove a local controllability result when the nonlinearity is super-linear. Finally, we discuss some extensions of our results and some open problems.
Stochastic bifurcation of pathwise random almost periodic and almost automorphic solutions for random dynamical systems
Bixiang Wang
2015, 35(8): 3745-3769 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3745 +[Abstract](36) +[PDF](535.9KB)
In this paper, we introduce concepts of pathwise random almost periodic and almost automorphic solutions for dynamical systems generated by non-autonomous stochastic equations. These solutions are pathwise stochastic analogues of deterministic dynamical systems. The existence and bifurcation of random periodic (random almost periodic, random almost automorphic) solutions have been established for a one-dimensional stochastic equation with multiplicative noise.
Concentrating solutions for an anisotropic elliptic problem with large exponent
Liping Wang and  Dong Ye
2015, 35(8): 3771-3797 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3771 +[Abstract](28) +[PDF](503.2KB)
We consider the following anisotropic boundary value problem $$\nabla (a(x)\nabla u) + a(x)u^p = 0, \;\; u>0 \ \ \mbox{in} \ \Omega, \quad u = 0 \ \ \mbox{on} \ \partial\Omega,$$ where $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ is a bounded smooth domain, $p$ is a large exponent and $a(x)$ is a positive smooth function. We investigate the effect of anisotropic coefficient $a(x)$ on the existence of concentrating solutions. We show that at a given strict local maximum point of $a(x)$, there exist arbitrarily many concentrating solutions.
Global attractor for weakly damped gKdV equations in higher sobolev spaces
Ming Wang
2015, 35(8): 3799-3825 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3799 +[Abstract](152) +[PDF](543.4KB)
Long time behavior of solutions for weakly damped gKdV equations on the real line is studied. With some weak regularity assumptions on the force $f$, we prove the existence of global attractor in $H^s$ for any $s\geq 1$. The asymptotic compactness of solution semigroup is shown by Ball's energy method and Goubet's high-low frequency decomposition if $s$ is an integer and not an integer, respectively.
Continuous averaging proof of the Nekhoroshev theorem
Jinxin Xue
2015, 35(8): 3827-3855 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3827 +[Abstract](22) +[PDF](603.3KB)
In this paper we develop the continuous averaging method of Treschev to work on the simultaneous Diophantine approximation and apply the result to give a new proof of the Nekhoroshev theorem. We obtain a sharp normal form theorem and explicit estimates of the stability constants appearing in the Nekhoroshev theorem.
Positive high energy solution for Kirchhoff equation in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ with superlinear nonlinearities via Nehari-Pohožaev manifold
Hongyu Ye
2015, 35(8): 3857-3877 doi: 10.3934/dcds.2015.35.3857 +[Abstract](60) +[PDF](480.2KB)
In this paper, we study the following nonlinear problem of Kirchhoff type: \begin{equation}\label{(0.1)} \left\{% \begin{array}{ll} -\left(a+b\int\limits_{\mathbb{R}^3}|\nabla u|^2\right)\Delta u+V(x)u=f(u), & \hbox{$x\in \mathbb{R}^3$}, \\ u>0, & \hbox{$x\in \mathbb{R}^3$},                                 (0.1) \\ \end{array}% \right.\end{equation} where $a,$ $b>0$ are constants, $V:\mathbb{R}^3\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ and $f(t)$ is subcritical and superlinear at infinity. Under certain assumptions on non-constant potential $V$, we prove the existence of positive high energy solutions by using a linking argument with a barycenter map restricted on a Nehari-Pohožaev type manifold.
    Our main result has solved Kirchhoff equation (0.1) with superlinear nonlinearities, which has not been studied, and can be viewed as a partial extension of a recent result of He and Zou in [9] concerning Kirchhoff equations with 4-superlinear nonlinearities.

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