Year of Publication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Arts and Sciences
Dr. Zhongwei Shen
In this dissertation, we first provide a short introduction to qualitative homogenization of elliptic equations and systems. We collect relevant and known results regarding elliptic equations and systems with rapidly oscillating, periodic coefficients, which is the classical setting in homogenization of elliptic equations and systems. We extend several classical results to the so called case of perforated domains and consider materials reinforced with soft inclusions. We establish quantitative H1-convergence rates in both settings, and as a result deduce large-scale Lipschitz estimates and Liouville-type estimates for solutions to elliptic systems with rapidly oscillating periodic bounded and measurable coefficients. Finally, we connect these large-scale estimates with local regulartity results at the microscopic-level to achieve interior Lipschitz regularity at every scale.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Russell, Brandon C., "HOMOGENIZATION IN PERFORATED DOMAINS AND WITH SOFT INCLUSIONS" (2018). Theses and Dissertations--Mathematics. 55.