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Minimizing Movements for Mean Curvature Flow of Partitions

TitleMinimizing Movements for Mean Curvature Flow of Partitions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBellettini, G, Kholmatov, S
JournalSIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis

We prove the existence of a weak global in time mean curvature flow of a bounded partition of space using the method of minimizing movements. The result is extended to the case when suitable driving forces are present. We also prove some consistency results for a minimizing movement solution with smooth and viscosity solutions when the evolution starts from a partition made by a union of bounded sets at a positive distance. In addition, the motion starting from the union of convex sets at a positive distance agrees with the classical mean curvature flow and is stable with respect to the Hausdorff convergence of the initial partitions.


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