Lamb, W. (2004) Existence and uniqueness results for the continuous coagulation and fragmentation equation. Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, 27 (6). pp. 703-721. ISSN 0170-4214Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A non-linear integro-differential equation modelling coagulation and fragmentation is investigated using the theory of strongly continuous semigroups of operators. Under the assumptions that the coagulation kernel is bounded and the overall rate of fragmentation satisfies a linear growth condition, global existence and uniqueness of mass-conserving solutions are established. This extends similar results obtained in earlier investigations. In the case of pure fragmentation, when no coagulation occurs, a precise characterization of the generator of the associated semigroup is also obtained by using perturbation results for substochastic semigroups due to Banasiak (Taiwanese J. Math. 2001; 5: 169-191) and Voigt (Transport Theory Statist. Phys. 1987; 16: 453-466).
|Keywords:||semigroups of operators, semilinear Cauchy problem, coagulation, fragmentation, Mathematics, Engineering(all), Mathematics(all)|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||05 Jan 2007|
|Last modified:||29 Jul 2016 02:04|