We study the convergence of a semidiscrete scheme for: the forward-backward parabolic equation u(t) = (W '(u(x)))(x) with periodic boundary conditions in one space dimension, where W is a standard double-well potential. We characterize the equation satisfied by the limit of the discretized solutions as the grid size goes to zero. Using an approximation argument, we show that it is possible to flow initial data (u) over bar having regions where (u) over barx falls within the concave region {W '' < 0} of W, where the backward character of the equation manifests itself. It turns out that the limit equation depends on the way we approximate <(u)over bar> in its unstable region. Our result can be viewed as a characterization, among all Young measure solutions of the equation, of the much smaller subset of those solutions which can be obtained as limit of the semidiscrete scheme.

CONVERGENCE OF A SEMIDISCRETE SCHEME FOR A FORWARD-BACKWARD PARABOLIC EQUATION

NOVAGA, MATTEO
2013

Abstract

We study the convergence of a semidiscrete scheme for: the forward-backward parabolic equation u(t) = (W '(u(x)))(x) with periodic boundary conditions in one space dimension, where W is a standard double-well potential. We characterize the equation satisfied by the limit of the discretized solutions as the grid size goes to zero. Using an approximation argument, we show that it is possible to flow initial data (u) over bar having regions where (u) over barx falls within the concave region {W '' < 0} of W, where the backward character of the equation manifests itself. It turns out that the limit equation depends on the way we approximate <(u)over bar> in its unstable region. Our result can be viewed as a characterization, among all Young measure solutions of the equation, of the much smaller subset of those solutions which can be obtained as limit of the semidiscrete scheme.
G., Bellettini; C., Geldhauser; Novaga, Matteo
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