Numerische Mathematik

, Volume 132, Issue 2, pp 217–241 | Cite as

Well-posedness of a conservation law with non-local flux arising in traffic flow modeling

  • Sebastien BlandinEmail author
  • Paola Goatin


We prove the well-posedness of entropy weak solutions of a scalar conservation law with non-local flux arising in traffic flow modeling. The result is obtained providing accurate \(\mathbf {L^\infty }\), BV and \(\mathbf {L^1}\) estimates for the sequence of approximate solutions constructed by an adapted Lax-Friedrichs scheme.

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The authors wish to thank Rinaldo M. Colombo and Frédéric Lagoutière for useful discussions, and the anonymous reviewers for valuable suggestions that helped to improve the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBM Research CollaboratorySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.INRIA Sophia Antipolis - MéditerranéeSophia AntipolisFrance

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