This paper is concerned with the p-system of hyperbolic conservation laws with nonlinear damping. When the constant states are small, the solutions of the Cauchy problem for the damped p-system globally exist and converge to their corresponding nonlinear diffusion waves, which are the solutions of the corresponding nonlinear parabolic equation given by the Darcy's law. The optimal convergence rates are also obtained. In order to overcome the difficulty caused by the nonlinear damping, a couple of correction functions have been technically constructed. The approach adopted is the elementary energy method together with the technique of approximating Green function. On the other hand, when the constant states are large, the solutions of the Cauchy problem for the p-system will blow up at a finite time. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Mei, M. (2009). Nonlinear diffusion waves for hyperbolic p-system with nonlinear damping. Journal of Differential Equations, 247(4), 1275–1296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jde.2009.04.004