Inserted: 28 sep 2011
Last Updated: 24 jul 2012
Journal: Confluentes Mathematici
We consider the gradient flow of a one-homogeneous functional, whose dual involves the derivative of a constrained scalar function. We show in this case that the gradient flow is related to a weak, generalized formulation of the Hele-Shaw flow. The equivalence follows from a variational representation, which is a variant of well-known variational representations for the Hele-Shaw problem. As a consequence we get existence and uniqueness of a weak solution to the Hele-Shaw flow. We also obtain an explicit representation for the Total Variation flow in one dimension and easily deduce basic qualitative properties.
Keywords: hele-shaw, one-homogeneous functionals