On the Fast Spreading Scenario

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We study two types of divergence-free fluid flows on unbounded domains in two and three dimensions -- hyperbolic and shear flows -- and their influence on chemotaxis and combustion. We show that fast spreading by these flows, when they are strong enough, can suppress growth of solutions to PDE modeling these phenomena. This includes prevention of singularity formation and global regularity of solutions to advective Patlak-Keller-Segel equations on R^2 and R^3, confirming numerical observations in [Khan, Johnson,Cartee and Yao, Global regularity of chemotaxis equations with advection, Involve, 9(1) 2016], as well as quenching in advection-reaction-diffusion equations.

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  • He, S; Zlatos, A; Tadmor, E

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