Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

L. Ferreri - G. Tortone - B. Velichkov

A capillarity one-phase Bernoulli free boundary problem

created by velichkov on 24 Oct 2023



Inserted: 24 oct 2023

Year: 2023

ArXiv: 2310.14309 PDF


We consider a one-phase Bernoulli free boundary problem in a container $D$ - a smooth open subset of $\mathbb{R}^d$ - under the condition that on the fixed boundary $\partial D$ the normal derivative of the solutions is prescribed. We study the regularity of the free boundary (the boundary of the positivity set of the solution) up to $\partial D$ and the structure of the wetting region, which is the contact set between the free boundary and the ($(d-1)$-dimensional) fixed boundary $\partial D$. In particular, we characterize the contact angle in terms of the permeability of the porous container and we show that the boundary of the wetting region is a smooth $(d-2)$-dimensional manifold, up to a (possibly empty) closed set of Hausdorff dimension at most $d-5$.