Inserted: 3 nov 2014
Last Updated: 17 jun 2015
Journal: Calc. Var. PDE
We consider the continuity equation with a nonsmooth vector field and a damping term. In their fundamental paper, DiPerna and Lions proved that, when the damping term is bounded in space and time, the equation is well posed in the class of distributional solutions and the solution is transported by suitable characteristics of the vector field. In this paper, we prove existence and uniqueness of renormalized solutions in the case of an integrable damping term, employing a new logarithmic estimate inspired by analogous ideas of Ambrosio, Lecumberry, and Maniglia, Crippa and De Lellis in the Lagrangian case.
Keywords: Continuity Equation, Well-Posedeness, Lagrangian Flow, Renormalized Solution