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Evolution Equations of von Karman Type


Part of the Lecture Notes of the Unione Matematica Italiana book series (UMILN, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pascal Cherrier, Albert Milani
    Pages 1-34
  3. Pascal Cherrier, Albert Milani
    Pages 35-57
  4. Pascal Cherrier, Albert Milani
    Pages 59-78
  5. Pascal Cherrier, Albert Milani
    Pages 79-100
  6. Pascal Cherrier, Albert Milani
    Pages 101-123
  7. Pascal Cherrier, Albert Milani
    Pages 125-135
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 137-141

About this book


In these notes we consider two kinds of nonlinear evolution problems of von Karman type on Euclidean spaces of arbitrary even dimension. Each of these problems consists of a system that results from the coupling of two highly nonlinear partial differential equations, one hyperbolic or parabolic and the other elliptic. These systems take their name from a formal analogy with the von Karman equations in the theory of elasticity in two dimensional space. We establish local (respectively global) results for strong (resp., weak) solutions of these problems and corresponding well-posedness results in the Hadamard sense. Results are found by obtaining regularity estimates on solutions which are limits of a suitable Galerkin approximation scheme. The book is intended as a pedagogical introduction to a number of meaningful application of classical methods in nonlinear Partial Differential Equations of Evolution. The material is self-contained and most proofs are given in full detail.

The interested reader will gain a deeper insight into the power of nontrivial a priori estimate methods in the qualitative study of nonlinear differential equations.


35K55,35L75,35Q74,53B35,53B50 Local and global solutions Nonlinear evolution equations Von Karman equations Weak and strong solutions

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Départment de MathématiquesUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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