Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 267, Issue 3, pp 801–820 | Cite as

Global Existence and Blow-Up Phenomena for the Degasperis-Procesi Equation

  • Yue Liu
  • Zhaoyang YinEmail author


This paper is concerned with several aspects of the existence of global solutions and the formation of singularities for the Degasperis-Procesi equation on the line. Global strong solutions to the equation are determined for a class of initial profiles. On the other hand, it is shown that the first blow-up can occur only in the form of wave-breaking. A new wave-breaking mechanism for solutions is described in detail and two results of blow-up solutions with certain initial profiles are established.


Soliton Global Existence Travel Wave Solution Wave Breaking Shallow Water Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TexasArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsZhongshan UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Institute for Applied MathematicsUniversity of HanoverHanoverGermany

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