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# Nonlinear stability of combination of viscous contact wave with rarefaction waves for a 1D radiation hydrodynamics model

• In this paper we consider the large-time behavior of solutions for the Cauchy problem to a compressible radiating gas model, where the far field states are prescribed. This radiating gas model is represented by the one-dimensional system of gas dynamics coupled with an elliptic equation for radiation flux. When the corresponding Riemann problem for the compressible Euler system admits a solution consisting of a contact wave and two rarefaction waves, it is proved that for such a radiating gas model, the combination of viscous contact wave with rarefaction waves is asymptotically stable provided that the strength of combination wave is suitably small. This result is proved by a domain decomposition technique and elementary energy methods.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 35L65, 35B40, 35Q35.

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