We study the large time behavior of solutions of scalar conservation laws in one and two space dimensions with periodic initial data. Under a very weak nonlinearity condition, we prove that the solutions converge to constants as time goes to infinity. Even in one space dimension our results improve the earlier ones since we only require the fluxes to be nonlinear in a neighborhood of the mean value of the initial data. We then use these results to study the homogenization problem for scalar conservation laws with oscillatory initial data.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics