Translator Disclaimer
VOL. 64 | 2015 Large-time asymptotics for Hamilton–Jacobi equations with noncoercive Hamiltonians appearing in crystal growth
Yoshikazu Giga, Qing Liu, Hiroyoshi Mitake

Editor(s) Shin-Ichiro Ei, Shuichi Kawashima, Masato Kimura, Tetsu Mizumachi


We investigate the large-time behavior of viscosity solutions of Hamilton–Jacobi equations with noncoercive Hamiltonian in a multi-dimensional Euclidean space. Our motivation comes from a model describing growing faceted crystals recently discussed by E. Yokoyama, Y. Giga and P. Rybka (Phys. D, 237 (2008), no. 22, 2845–2855). We prove that the average growth rate of a solution is constant only in a subset, which will be called effective domain, of the whole domain and give the asymptotic profile in the subset. This means that the large-time behavior for noncoercive problems may depend on the space variable in general, which is different from the usual results under the coercivity condition. Moreover, on the boundary of the effective domain, the gradient with respect to the $x$-variable of solutions blows up as time goes to infinity. Therefore, we are naturally led to study singular Neumann problems for stationary Hamilton–Jacobi equations. We establish the existence and comparison results for singular Neumann problems and apply the results for a large-time asymptotic profile on the effective domain.


Published: 1 January 2015
First available in Project Euclid: 30 October 2018

zbMATH: 1339.35089
MathSciNet: MR3381208

Digital Object Identifier: 10.2969/aspm/06410235

Primary: 35B40, 35F25, 35F30

Rights: Copyright © 2015 Mathematical Society of Japan


Back to Top