Acta Applicandae Mathematicae

, Volume 160, Issue 1, pp 169–184 | Cite as

Some Spreading Properties of a Monotone Non-autonomous Parabolic Equation in a Periodic Cylinder

  • Yanling TianEmail author


This paper is concerned with the asymptotic spreading speed and the periodic traveling wave fronts for a monotone non-autonomous parabolic equation in a cylinder. Main results concerning the two topics are obtained by virtue of some autonomous auxiliary equations. It turns out that the asymptotic spreading speed is the minimal wave speed of such periodic traveling wave front.


Traveling wave front Asymptotic spreading speed Super and sub solutions Comparison principle Iteration method 

Mathematics Subject Classification

35K55 35B51 35B40 92D25 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics, South China Normal UniversityGuangdong Provincial Engineering Technology Research Center for Data ScienceGuangzhouP.R. China

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