Breakdown of Smoothness for the Muskat Problem

Ángel Castro, Diego Córdoba, Charles Fefferman, Francisco Gancedo

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In this paper we show that there exists analytic initial data in the stable regime for the Muskat problem such that the solution turns to the unstable regime and later breaks down, that is, no longer belongs to C4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-909
Number of pages105
JournalArchive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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