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On the Isothermal Compressible Euler Equations with Frictional Damping

Commun. Math. Anal.
Volume 9, Number 2 (2010), 77 - 97

On the Isothermal Compressible Euler Equations with Frictional Damping

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Abstract

This paper aims at initial-boundary value problems(IBVP) for the isothermal compressible Euler equations with damping on bounded domains. We first prove global existence and uniqueness of classical solutions for smooth initial data. Time asymptotically, it is shown that the density converges to its average over the domain and the momentum vanishes as time tends to infinity. Due to diffusion and boundary effects, the convergence rate is shown to be exponential. Second, based on the entropy principle, it is shown that similar results hold for L∞ entropy weak solutions.