Wave-type threshold dynamics and the hyperbolic mean curvature flow

  • Elliott GinderEmail author
  • Karel Svadlenka
Original Paper Area 1


We introduce a method for computing interfacial motions governed by curvature dependent acceleration. Our method is a thresholding algorithm of the MBO-type which, instead of utilizing a diffusion process, thresholds evolution by the wave equation to obtain the desired interfacial dynamics. We also develop the numerical method and present results of its application, including investigations of volume preserving and multiphase motions.


Hyperbolic curvature flow Interfacial dynamics Approximation method 

Mathematics Subject Classification

35L 14J70 53C44 74S 



This work was supported by JSPS Grant numbers 25800087, 26870224, and by JSPS A3 Foresight Program “Computational Applied Mathematics 2014–2019”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Electronic ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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