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A new mode reduction strategy for the generalized Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation

Schmuck, M.; Pradas, M.; Pavliotis, G. A. and Kalliadasis, S. (2015). A new mode reduction strategy for the generalized Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 80(2) pp. 273–301.

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Consider the generalized Kuramoto–Sivashinsky (gKS) equation. It is a model prototype for a wide variety of physical systems, from flame-front propagation, and more general front propagation in reaction–diffusion systems, to interface motion of viscous film flows. Our aim is to develop a systematic and rigorous low-dimensional representation of the gKS equation. For this purpose, we approximate it by a renormalization group equation which is qualitatively characterized by rigorous error bounds. This formulation allows for a new stochastic mode reduction guaranteeing optimality in the sense of maximal information entropy. Herewith, noise is systematically added to the reduced gKS equation and gives a rigorous and analytical explanation for its origin. These new results would allow one to reliably perform low-dimensional numerical computations by accounting for the neglected degrees of freedom in a systematic way. Moreover, the presented reduction strategy might also be useful in other applications where classical mode reduction approaches fail or are too complicated to be implemented.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
ISSN: 1464-3634
Keywords: generalized Kuramoto–Sivashinsky equation; renormalization group method; stochastic mode reduction
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 44653
Depositing User: Marc Pradas
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 09:37
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 13:22
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