Inserted: 5 jul 2016
Last Updated: 4 aug 2017
Journal: Comm. Partial Differential Equations
We consider the Cauchy problem for two prototypes of flux-saturated diffusion equations. In arbitrary space dimension, we give an optimal condition on the growth of the initial datum which discriminates between occurrence or nonoccurrence of a waiting time phenomenon. We also prove optimal upper bounds on the waiting time. Our argument is based on the introduction of suitable families of subsolutions and on a comparison result for a general class of flux-saturated diffusion equations.
Keywords: conservation laws, entropy solutions, Waiting time phenomena , flux-saturated diffusion equations