Year of Publication

2019

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Document Type

Doctoral Dissertation

College

Arts and Sciences

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Dr. Zhongwei Shen

Abstract

The boundary layer problems in periodic homogenization arise naturally from the quantitative analysis of convergence rates. Formally they are second-order linear elliptic systems with periodically oscillating coefficient matrix, subject to periodically oscillating Dirichelt or Neumann boundary data. In this dissertation, for either Dirichlet problem or Neumann problem, we establish the homogenization results and obtain the nearly sharp convergence rates, provided the domain is strictly convex. Also, we show that the homogenized boundary data is in W1,p for any p ∈ (1,∞), which implies the Cα-Hölder continuity for any α ∈ (0,1).

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2019.263

Funding Information

The work in this dissertation was supported in part by National Science Foundation Grants DMS-1161154 and DMS-1600520.

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