In two-dimensional free-interface problems, the front dynamics can be modeled by single parabolic equations such as the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation (K-S). However, away from the stability threshold, the structure of the front equation may be more involved. In this paper, a generalized K-S equation, a nonlinear wave equation with a strong damping operator, is considered. As a consequence, the associated semigroup turns out to be analytic. Asymptotic convergence to K-S is shown, while numerical results illustrate the dynamics.
- Analytic semigroups
- Front dynamics
- Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation
- Spectral method
- Wave equation