Hai-Xia Meng, Yu-Xia Wang
In this article, we give a variational formulation for traveling wave solutions that decay exponentially at one end of the cylinder for parabolic equations. The variational formulation allows us to obtain the monotone dependence of the velocity on the domain and the nonlinearity, since the velocity is related to the infimum. In particular, we apply this method to Ginzburg-Landau-type problems and a scalar reaction-diffusion-advection equation in infinite cylinders. For the former, we not only obtain the existence, non-existence, boundedness and regularity of the solutions, but also obtain the monotone dependence of the velocity on the nonlinearity and the domain. For the later, we obtain the monotone dependence of the velocity on the nonlinearity and the domain besides the existence, uniqueness, monotonicity and asymptotic behavior at infinity of the solutions. Moreover, we deduce that the influence of the advection on the traveling waves is different from a flow along the cylinder axis considered in many articles.
Submitted February 28, 2014. Published June 20, 2014.
Math Subject Classifications: 35K57.
Key Words: Variational formulation; traveling waves; wave velocity.
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| Hai-Xia Meng |
School of Mathematics and Physics, Lanzhou Jiaotong University
Lanzhou, Gansu 730070, China
| Yu-Xia Wang |
School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Chengdu, Sichuan 611731, China
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