Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

N. De Nitti - D. Serre - E. Zuazua

Pointwise constraints for scalar conservation laws with positive wave velocity

created by denitti on 09 Mar 2024



Inserted: 9 mar 2024
Last Updated: 9 mar 2024

Year: 2024


We consider a conservation law with strictly positive wave velocity and study the well-posedness of a suitable notion of solution for the associated initial value problem under a pointwise flux constraint active in the half-line $\mathbb{R}_+$.

The strict positivity of the wave velocity allows for the dynamics in the unconstrained region $\mathbb{R}_-$ to be fully determined by the restriction of the initial data to $\mathbb{R}_-$.

On the other hand, the solution in the constrained region is dictated by the assumption that the total mass of the initial datum is conserved along the evolution. We formulate the transmission condition at the interface $\{x=0\}$ in such a way that the boundary datum for the initial boundary value problem posed on $\mathbb{R}_+$ is given by the largest incoming flux that is admissible under the constraint, while the exceeding mass is accumulated in a ``buffer'' (as an atomic measure concentrated at the interface).