A few days ago I was reading the paper:

**"Relative entropies, suitable weak solutions, and weak-strong uniqueness for the compressible Navier-Stokes system" - Feireisl, Jin, Novotny, 2012** [Arxiv].

It deals with **the relative energy inequalities** for the Navier-Stokes system. Basicaly using them, we could compare weak and the strong solution of the Navier-Stokes problem.

So I started to think about the topic of comparing. Let's say we have Cauchy problem:

$$ (1) \hspace{0.5cm} u_t+f(u)_x=0 $$ $$ (2) \hspace{0.5cm} u(x,0)=u_0 (x) $$

where $x \in A \subseteq \mathbb{R}$, $t \in [0,T]$ and $u \in \mathbb{R}^n, n > 1$. Initial condition $(2)$ could be smoooth (e.g. in $C_0^{\infty}$) or discontinuous (such as in Riemann or Generalized Riemann problem), in $L^{\infty}, H^m,...$ take your pick. Also, I've written the system of equations in the conservation law form because I work on them currently. In the place of $(1)$ it could stand any other system that is not in the conservation law form.

**I have two questions.**

Is it possible to use relative energy inequalities to compare weak and strong solutions of other systems rather then Navier-Stokes? By weak solution I mean in the distributional sense but any other notion of weak solution would be fine. I am pretty sure that the answer is yes - I just would like to see it in the some other paper that doesn't deal with the Navier-Stokes problem.

Besides relative energy inequalities, are there any other ways of comparing weak and strong solutions of some system of PDEs?

If anyone knows some paper that deals with this topic or if one has some ideas/examples about this, share it with the rest of us.