Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory
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A. Malusa - M. Novaga

Crystalline evolutions in chessboard-like microstructures

created by novaga on 16 Oct 2017
modified on 20 Mar 2018


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 16 oct 2017
Last Updated: 20 mar 2018

Journal: Networks and Heterogeneous Media
Year: 2018


We describe the macroscopic behavior of evolutions by crystalline curvature of planar sets in a chessboard-like medium, modeled by a periodic forcing term. We show that the underlying microstructure may produce both pinning and confinement effects on the geometric motion.


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