A variational approach to doubly nonlinear equations

Bögelein V, Duzaar F, Marcellini P, Scheven C (2018)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2018


Book Volume: 29

Pages Range: 739--772

Journal Issue: 4

DOI: 10.4171/RLM/832


This article presents a variational approach to the existence of solutions to equations of Porous Medium type. More generally, the method applies also to doubly nonlinear equations with a nonlinearity in u and Du, whose prototype is given by ∂tum−div(|Du|p−2Du)=0, where m>0 and p>1. The technique relies on a nonlinear version of the Minimizing Movement Method which has been introduced in [14] in the context of doubly nonlinear equations with general nonlinearities ∂tb(u) and more general operators with variational structure. The aim of this article is twofold. On the one hand it provides an introduction to variational solutions and outlines the method developed in [14]. In addition, we extend the results of [14] to initial data with potentially infinite energy. This requires a detailed discussion of the growth conditions of the variational energy integrand. The approach is flexible enough to treat various more general evolutionary problems, such as signed solutions, obstacle problems, time dependent boundary data or problems with linear growth.

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Bögelein, V., Duzaar, F., Marcellini, P., & Scheven, C. (2018). A variational approach to doubly nonlinear equations. Rendiconti Lincei. Matematica e Applicazioni, 29(4), 739--772. https://dx.doi.org/10.4171/RLM/832


Bögelein, Verena, et al. "A variational approach to doubly nonlinear equations." Rendiconti Lincei. Matematica e Applicazioni 29.4 (2018): 739--772.

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