In this paper, we estimate from above the area of the graph of a singular map u taking a disk to three vectors, the vertices of a triangle, and jumping along three $\mathcal{C}^2$-embedded curves that meet transversely at only one point of the disk. We show that the singular part of the relaxed area can be estimated from above by the solution of a Plateau-type problem involving three entangled nonparametric area-minimizing surfaces. The idea is to ``fill the hole'' in the graph of the singular map with a sequence of approximating smooth two-codimensional surfaces of graph-type, by imagining three minimal surfaces, placed vertically over the jump of u, coupled together via a triple point in the target triangle. Such a construction depends on the choice of a target triple point, and on a connection passing through it, which dictate the boundary condition for the three minimal surfaces. We show that the singular part of the relaxed area of u cannot be larger than what we obtain by minimizing over all possible target triple points and all corresponding connections.

1 aBellettini, Giovanni1 aElshorbagy, Alaa1 aPaolini, Maurizio1 aScala, Riccardo uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10231-019-00887-001524nas a2200157 4500008004100000245011100041210006900152300001000221490000700231520095900238653002001197100002501217700001801242700002201260856008401282 2016 en d00aOn the area of the graph of a piecewise smooth map from the plane to the plane with a curve discontinuity0 aarea of the graph of a piecewise smooth map from the plane to th a29-630 v223 aIn this paper we provide an estimate from above for the value of the relaxed area functional for a map defined on a bounded domain of the plane with values in the plane and discontinuous on a regular simple curve with two endpoints. We show that, under suitable assumptions, the relaxed area does not exceed the area of the regular part of the map, with the addition of a singular term measuring the area of a disk type solution of the Plateau's problem spanning the two traces of the map on the jump. The result is valid also when the area minimizing surface has self intersections. A key element in our argument is to show the existence of what we call a semicartesian parametrization of this surface, namely a conformal parametrization defined on a suitable parameter space, which is the identity in the first component. To prove our result, various tools of parametric minimal surface theory are used, as well as some result from Morse theory.

10aArea functional1 aBellettini, Giovanni1 aTealdi, Lucia1 aPaolini, Maurizio uhttps://www.esaim-cocv.org/articles/cocv/abs/2016/01/cocv140065/cocv140065.html01209nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007700043210006900120520072500189100001900914700002500933700002200958856010700980 2015 en_Ud 00aConstrained BV functions on double coverings for Plateau's type problems0 aConstrained BV functions on double coverings for Plateaus type p3 aWe link Brakke's "soap films" covering construction with the theory of finite perimeter sets, in order to study Plateau's problem without fixing a priori the topology of the solution. The minimization is set up in the class of $BV$ functions defined on a double covering space of the complement of an $(n − 2)$-dimensional smooth compact manifold $S$ without boundary. The main novelty of our approach stands in the presence of a suitable constraint on the fibers, which couples together the covering sheets. The model allows to avoid all issues concerning the presence of the boundary $S$. The constraint is lifted in a natural way to Sobolev spaces, allowing also an approach based on $Γ$-convergence theory.

1 aAmato, Stefano1 aBellettini, Giovanni1 aPaolini, Maurizio uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/constrained-bv-functions-double-coverings-plateaus-type-problems00953nas a2200121 4500008004100000245009700041210006900138520050800207100001800715700002500733700002200758856005100780 2015 en d00aResults on the minimization of the Dirichlet functional among semicartesian parametrizations0 aResults on the minimization of the Dirichlet functional among se3 aWe start to investigate the existence of conformal minimizers for the Dirichlet functional in the setting of the so-called semicartesian parametrizations, adapting to this context some techniques used in solving the classical Plateau's problem. The final goal is to find area minimizing semicartesian parametrizations spanning a Jordan curve obtained as union of two graphs; this problem appeared in the study of the relaxed area functional for maps from the plane to the plane jumping on a line.

1 aTealdi, Lucia1 aBellettini, Giovanni1 aPaolini, Maurizio uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3448801475nas a2200121 4500008004100000245011300041210006900154520101400223100001801237700002501255700002201280856005101302 2015 en d00aSemicartesian surfaces and the relaxed area of maps from the plane to the plane with a line discontinuity0 aSemicartesian surfaces and the relaxed area of maps from the pla3 aWe address the problem of estimating the area of the graph of a map u, defined on a bounded planar domain O and taking values in the plane, jumping on a segment J, either compactly contained in O or having both the end points on the boundary of O. We define the relaxation of the area functional w.r.t. a sort of uniform convergence, and we characterize it in terms of the infimum of the area among those surfaces in the space spanning the graphs of the traces of u on the two side of J and having what we have called a semicartesian structure. We exhibit examples showing that the relaxed area functional w.r.t the L^1 convergence may depend also on the values of u far from J, and on the relative position of J w.r.t. the boundary of O; these examples confirm the non-local behaviour of the L^1 relaxed area functional, and justify the interest in studying the relaxation w.r.t. a stronger convergence. We prove also that the L^1 relaxed area functional in non-subadditive for a rather class of maps.

1 aTealdi, Lucia1 aBellettini, Giovanni1 aPaolini, Maurizio uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/3448301020nas a2200145 4500008004100000020001500041245007100056210006500127520044300192653007200635100001900707700002500726700002200751856010100773 2013 en d a887642472400aThe nonlinear multidomain model: a new formal asymptotic analysis.0 anonlinear multidomain model a new formal asymptotic analysis3 aWe study the asymptotic analysis of a singularly perturbed weakly parabolic system of m- equations of anisotropic reaction-diffusion type. Our main result formally shows that solutions to the system approximate a geometric motion of a hypersurface by anisotropic mean curvature. The anisotropy, supposed to be uniformly convex, is explicit and turns out to be the dual of the star-shaped combination of the m original anisotropies.

10abidomain model, anisotropic mean curvature, star-shaped combination1 aAmato, Stefano1 aBellettini, Giovanni1 aPaolini, Maurizio uhttps://www.math.sissa.it/publication/nonlinear-multidomain-model-new-formal-asymptotic-analysis00360nas a2200109 4500008004100000245005800041210005700099260001800156100001800174700002200192856003600214 2001 en d00aNumerical minimization of the Mumford-Shah functional0 aNumerical minimization of the MumfordShah functional bSISSA Library1 aNegri, Matteo1 aPaolini, Maurizio uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/1461