## Advances in Differential Equations

### Nonuniqueness of the heat flow of director fields

I. Primi

#### Abstract

We give a new example of nonuniqueness of weak solutions of the initial-boundary-value problem for the heat flow of director fields in an infinitely long cylinder in $\mathbb R^{3}$. The example confirms the connection between nonuniqueness of axially symmetric solutions for the harmonic map heat flow and the occurrence of point singularities in the solutions. The result is compared with earlier nonuniqueness results. Traveling wave solutions are used as barrier functions.

#### Article information

Source
Adv. Differential Equations, Volume 15, Number 3/4 (2010), 349-380.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 18 December 2012

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