Université Paris 6
Pierre et Marie Curie
Université Paris 7
Denis Diderot

CNRS U.M.R. 7599
``Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires''

On a Shock Front in Burgers Turbulence

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Résumé: We investigate how chaos propagates in the solution of Burgers equation $\partial_t u+u\,\partial_x u=0$ with initial condition $u(\cdot,0)$ distributed as a white noise on $\mathbb R^+$ and 0 on $\mathbb R^-$. We describe the evolution of the shock front that travels to the left. Asymptotics are given for both large and small time $t$.

Mots Clés: Burgers turbulence ; sticky particles ; shock front

Date: 2002-06-05

Prépublication numéro: PMA-737