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Applications of Mathematics

, 53:433 | Cite as

A phase-field model of grain boundary motion

  • Akio ItoEmail author
  • Nobuyuki Kenmochi
  • Noriaki Yamazaki
Article

Abstract

We consider a phase-field model of grain structure evolution, which appears in materials sciences. In this paper we study the grain boundary motion model of Kobayashi-Warren-Carter type, which contains a singular diffusivity. The main objective of this paper is to show the existence of solutions in a generalized sense. Moreover, we show the uniqueness of solutions for the model in one-dimensional space.

Keywords

grain boundary motion singular diffusion subdifferential 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, School of EngineeringKinki UniversityHiroshimaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of EducationChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Mathematical Science, Common Subject DivisionMuroran Institute of TechnologyMuroranJapan

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