Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

Q. H. Nguyen

Quantitative estimates for regular Lagrangian flows with $BV$ vector fields

created by nguyen on 13 Apr 2018
modified on 21 Apr 2021


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 13 apr 2018
Last Updated: 21 apr 2021

Journal: Comm. Pure Appl. Math.
Pages: 50
Year: 2018


This paper is devoted to the study of flows associated to non-smooth vector fields. We prove the well-posedness of regular Lagrangian flows associated to vector fields $\mathbf{B}=(\mathbf{B}^1,...,\mathbf{B}^d)\in L^1(\mathbb{R}_+;L^1(\mathbb{R}^d)+L^\infty(\mathbb{R}^d))$ satisfying $ \mathbf{B}^i=\sum_{j=1}^{m}\mathbf{K}_j^i*b_j,$ $b_j\in L^1(\mathbb{R}_+,BV(\mathbb{R}^d))$ and $\operatorname{div}(\mathbf{B})\in L^1(\mathbb{R}_+;L^\infty(\mathbb{R}^d))$ for $d,m\geq 2$, where $(\mathbf{K}_j^i)_{i,j}$ are singular kernels in $\mathbb{R}^d$. Moreover, we also show that there exist an autonomous vector-field $\mathbf{B}\in L^1(\mathbb{R}^2)+L^\infty(\mathbb{R}^2)$ and singular kernels $(\mathbf{K}_j^i)_{i,j}$, singular Radon measures $\mu_{ijk}$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$ satisfying $\partial_{x_k} \mathbf{B}^i=\sum_{j=1}^{m}\mathbf{K}_j^i\star\mu_{ijk}$ in distributional sense for some $m\geq 2$ and for $k,i=1,2$ such that regular Lagrangian flows associated to vector field $\mathbf{B}$ are not unique.