Supersolutions for a class of semilinear heat equations

Authors
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Jan 30, 2012
Submission Date
Nov 01, 2011
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 1111.0258
Source
arXiv
A semilinear heat equation $u_{t}=\Delta u+f(u)$ with nonnegative initial data in a subset of $L^{1}(\Omega)$ is considered under the assumption that $f$ is nonnegative and nondecreasing and $\Omega\subseteq \R^{n}$. A simple technique for proving existence and regularity based on the existence of supersolutions is presented, then a method of construction of local and global supersolutions is proposed. This approach is applied to the model case $f(s)=s^{p}$, $\phi\in L^{q}(\Omega)$: new sufficient conditions for the existence of local and global classical solutions are derived in the critical and subcritical range of parameters. Some possible generalisations of the method to a broader class of equations are discussed.