PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

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Title:Systems of hyperbolic conservation laws with prescribed eigencurves
Seminar:CCMA PDEs and Numerical Methods Seminar Series
Speaker:Kris Jenssen, PSU
We study the problem of constructing systems of hyperbolic conservation laws in one space dimension with prescribed eigencurves, i.e. the eigenvector fields of the Jacobian of the flux are given. We formulate this as a (typically overdetermined) system of equations for the eigenvalues-to-be. Equivalent formulations in terms of differential and algebraic-differential equations are considered. The resulting equations are then analyzed with techniques from exterior differential systems (Cartan-Kahler theory). The cases of 2x2- and 3x3-systems can be treated in detail, and explicit examples show that already the 3x3-case is fairly complex. The role of richness (i.e. pairwise involution of the given eigenvector fields) is analyzed. As an application we characterize conservative systems with the same eigencurves as compressible gas dynamics.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB216
Date:12 / 01 / 2008
Time:03:35pm - 04:25pm