Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1301.0909 (D. C. Antonopoulou et al.)

A Hilbert expansions method for the rigorous sharp interface limit of
the generalized Cahn-Hilliard Equation

D. C. Antonopoulou, G. D. Karali, E. Orlandi
We consider Cahn-Hilliard equations with external forcing terms. Energy decreasing and mass conservation might not hold. We show that level surfaces of the solutions of such generalized Cahn-Hilliard equations tend to the solutions of a moving boundary problem under the assumption that classical solutions of the latter exist. Our strategy is to construct approximate solutions of the generalized Cahn-Hilliard equation by the Hilbert expansion method used in kinetic theory and proposed for the standard Cahn-Hilliard equation, by Carlen, Carvalho and Orlandi, \cite {CCO}. The constructed approximate solutions allow to derive rigorously the sharp interface limit of the generalized Cahn-Hilliard equations. We then estimate the difference between the true solutions and the approximate solutions by spectral analysis, as in \cite {A-B-C}
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.0909

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