Modulating traveling fronts in a dispersive SwiftHohenberg equation coupled to an additional conservation law
Abstract
We consider a onedimensional SwiftHohenberg equation coupled to a conservation law, where both equations contain additional dispersive terms breaking the reflection symmetry $x \mapsto x$. This system exhibits a Turing instability and we study the dynamics close to the onset of this instability. First, we show that periodic traveling waves bifurcate from a homogeneous ground state. Second, fixing the bifurcation parameter close to the onset of instability, we construct modulating traveling fronts, which capture the process of patternformation by modeling the transition from the homogeneous ground state to the periodic traveling wave through an invading front. The existence proof is based on center manifold reduction to a finitedimensional system. Here, the dimension of the center manifold depends on the relation between the spreading speed of the invading modulating front and the linear group velocities of the system. Due to the broken reflection symmetry, the coefficients in the reduced equation are genuinely complex. Therefore, the main challenge is the construction of persistent heteroclinic connections on the center manifold, which correspond to modulating traveling fronts in the full system.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2021
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2110.10715
 Bibcode:
 2021arXiv211010715H
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Analysis of PDEs;
 Mathematics  Dynamical Systems;
 Nonlinear Sciences  Pattern Formation and Solitons;
 34C37;
 35C07;
 35B36;
 35B52
 EPrint:
 40 pages, 9 figures