Remarks on a Smoluchowski equation Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We study the long time dynamics of a Smoluchowski equation arising in the modeling of nematic liquid crystalline polymers. We prove uniform bounds for the long time average of gradients of the distribution function in terms of the nondimensional parameter characterizing the intensity of the potential. In the two dimensional case we obtain lower and upper bounds for the number of steady states. We prove that the system is dissipative and that the potential serves as unique determining mode of the system.

author list (cited authors)

  • Constantin, P., Kevrekidis, I., & S. Titi, E.

citation count

  • 35

publication date

  • January 2004