On the Convergence of critical points of the AmbrosioTortorelli functional
Abstract
This work is devoted to study the asymptotic behavior of critical points $\{(u_\varepsilon,v_\varepsilon)\}_{\varepsilon>0}$ of the AmbrosioTortorelli functional. Under a uniform energy bound assumption, the usual $\Gamma$convergence theory ensures that $(u_\varepsilon,v_\varepsilon)$ converges in the $L^2$sense to some $(u_*,1)$ as $\varepsilon\to 0$, where $u_*$ is a special function of bounded variation. Assuming further the AmbrosioTortorelli energy of $(u_\varepsilon,v_\varepsilon)$ to converge to the MumfordShah energy of $u_*$, the later is shown to be a critical point with respect to inner variations of the MumfordShah functional. As a byproduct, the second inner variation is also shown to pass to the limit. To establish these convergence results, interior ($\mathscr{C}^\infty$) regularity and boundary regularity for Dirichlet boundary conditions are first obtained for a fixed parameter $\varepsilon>0$. The asymptotic analysis is then performed by means of varifold theory in the spirit of scalar phase transition problems.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2022
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.2210.03533
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2210.03533
 Bibcode:
 2022arXiv221003533B
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Analysis of PDEs