Well-posedness of partially congested Navier-Stokes equations

This talk addresses the mathematical analysis of 1D Navier-Stokes equations including a maximum packing constraint, that is a maximal constraint on the density. These equations arise naturally in the modeling of mixtures like suspensions or in the modeling of collective motion. The main feature of the model is the co-existence of two different phases. In the congested phase, the pressure is free and the dynamics is incompressible, whereas in the non-congested phase, the fluid obeys a pressureless compressible dynamics. I will discuss the Cauchy problem for initial data which are small perturbations in the non-congested zone of travelling wave profiles. This is a joint work with Anne-Laure Dalibard.