TY - JOUR

T1 - Kinetic decomposition for periodic homogenization problems

AU - Jabin, Pierre Emmanuel

AU - Tzavaras, Athanasios E.

N1 - Copyright:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - We develop an analytical tool which is adept for detecting shapes of oscillatory functions, is useful in decomposing homogenization problems into limit-problems for kinetic equations, and provides an efficient framework for the validation of multiscale asymptotic expansions. The main new result concerns a linear hyperbolic homogenizat ion problem which we transform to a hyperbolic limit problem for a kinetic equation. We establish conditions determining an effective equation and counterexamples for the case that such conditions fail. Second, we revisit some already known problems with our approach, applying in particular the kinetic decomposition to the problem of enhanced diffusion; it then leads to a diffusive limit problem for a kinetic equation that in turn yields the known effective equation of enhanced diffusion.

AB - We develop an analytical tool which is adept for detecting shapes of oscillatory functions, is useful in decomposing homogenization problems into limit-problems for kinetic equations, and provides an efficient framework for the validation of multiscale asymptotic expansions. The main new result concerns a linear hyperbolic homogenizat ion problem which we transform to a hyperbolic limit problem for a kinetic equation. We establish conditions determining an effective equation and counterexamples for the case that such conditions fail. Second, we revisit some already known problems with our approach, applying in particular the kinetic decomposition to the problem of enhanced diffusion; it then leads to a diffusive limit problem for a kinetic equation that in turn yields the known effective equation of enhanced diffusion.

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U2 - 10.1137/080735837

DO - 10.1137/080735837

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:70450271071

VL - 41

SP - 360

EP - 390

JO - SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis

JF - SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis

SN - 0036-1410

IS - 1

ER -