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A. Cesaroni - M. Novaga

Long-time behavior of the mean curvature flow with periodic forcing

created by novaga on 12 Oct 2011
modified by cesaroni on 04 Jun 2013


Published Paper

Inserted: 12 oct 2011
Last Updated: 4 jun 2013

Journal: Comm. Partial Differential Equations
Volume: 38
Number: 5
Pages: 780-801
Year: 2013


We consider the long-time behavior of the mean curvature flow in heterogeneous media with periodic fi brations, modeled as an additive driving force. Under appropriate assumptions on the forcing term, we show existence of generalized traveling waves with maximal speed of propagation, and we prove the convergence of solutions to the forced mean curvature flow to these generalized waves.


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