### Abstract

We study the stability of stationary solutions of the two dimensional inviscid incompressible porous medium equation (IPM). We show that solutions which are near certain stable stationary solutions must converge as t → ∞ to a stationary solution of the IPM equation. It turns out that linearizing the IPM equation about certain stable stationary solutions gives a non-local partial damping mechanism. On the torus, the linearized problem has a very large set of stationary (undamped) modes. This makes the problem of long-time behavior more difficult since there is the possibility of a cascading non-linear growth along the stationary modes of the linearized problem. We solve this by, more or less, doing a second linearization around the undamped modes, exploiting a special non-linear structure, and showing that the stationary modes can be controlled.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 573-599 |

Number of pages | 27 |

Journal | Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis |

Volume | 225 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Aug 1 2017 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Analysis
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Mechanical Engineering