Metastable dynamics of a hyperbolic variation of the AllenCahn equation with homo- geneous Neumann boundary conditions are considered. Using the \dynamical approach" proposed by CarrPego [J. Carr and R.L. Pego, Comm. Pure Appl. Math., 42:523-576, 1989] and Fusco-Hale [G. Fusco and J. Hale, J. Dynamics Diff. Eqs., 1:75-94, 1989] to study slow-evolution of solutions in the classic parabolic case, we prove existence and persistence of metastable patterns for an exponentially long time. In particular, we show the existence of an \approximately invariant" N-dimensional manifold M0for the hyperbolic Allen-Cahn equation: if the initial datum is in a tubular neighborhood of M0, the solution remains in such neighborhood for an exponentially long time. Moreover, the solution has N transition layers and the transition points move with exponentially small velocity. In addition, we determine the explicit form of a system of ordinary differential equations describing the motion of the transition layers and we analyze the differences with the corresponding motion valid for the parabolic case.
|Titolo:||Metastable dynamics for hyperbolic variations of the Allen-Cahn equation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|