Year of Publication


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Document Type

Doctoral Dissertation


Arts and Sciences



First Advisor

Dr. Zhongwei Shen


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).

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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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