Local strict singular characteristics: Cauchy problem with smooth initial data

10 Mar 2021  ·  Wei Cheng, Jiahui Hong ·

Main purpose of this paper is to study the local propagation of singularities of viscosity solution to contact type evolutionary Hamilton-Jacobi equation $$ D_tu(t,x)+H(t,x,D_xu(t,x),u(t,x))=0. $$ An important issue of this topic is the existence, uniqueness and regularity of the strict singular characteristic... We apply the recent existence and regularity results on the Herglotz' type variational problem to the aforementioned Hamilton-Jacobi equation with smooth initial data. We obtain some new results on the local structure of the cut set of the viscosity solution near non-conjugate singular points. Especially, we obtain an existence result of smooth strict singular characteristic from and to non-conjugate singular initial point based on the structure of the superdifferential of the solution, which is even new in the classical time-dependent case. We also get a global propagation result for the $C^1$ singular support in the contact case. read more

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Analysis of PDEs