Contributions to Books:
"The boundedness-by-entropy principle for cross-diffusion systems";
in: "ASC Report 19/2014",
Vienna University of Technology,
A novel principle is presented which allows for the proof of bounded weak solutions to a class of physically relevant, strongly coupled parabolic systems exhibiting a formal gradient-flow structure. The main feature of these systems is that the diffusion matrix may
be generally neither symmetric nor positive semi-definite. The key idea of the principle is to employ a transformation of variables, determined by the entropy density, which is defined by
the gradient-flow formulation. The transformation yields at the same time a positive semidefinite diffusion matrix, suitable gradient estimates as well as lower and/or upper bounds of the solutions. These bounds are a consequence of the transformation of variables and are obtained without the use of a maximum principle. Several classes of cross-diffusion systems are identified which can be solved by this technique. The systems are formally derived from continuous-time random walks on a lattice modeling, for instance, the motion of ions, cells, or fluid particles.
Strongly coupled parabolic systems, global-in-time existence, bounded weak solutions, gradient flow, entropy variables, entropy method, volume-filling effects, population dynamics models, non-equilibrium thermodynamics
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