Let Ω be a compact Riemannian manifold with smooth boundary and let utbe the solution of the heat equation on Ω , having constant unit initial data u0= 1 and Dirichlet boundary conditions (ut= 0 on the boundary, at all times). If at every time t the normal derivative of utis a constant function on the boundary, we say that Ω has the constant flow property. This gives rise to an overdetermined parabolic problem, and our aim is to classify the manifolds having this property. In fact, if the metric is analytic, we prove that Ω has the constant flow property if and only if it is an isoparametric tube, that is, it is a solid tube of constant radius around a closed, smooth, minimal submanifold, with the additional property that all equidistants to the boundary (parallel hypersurfaces) are smooth and have constant mean curvature. Hence, the constant flow property can be viewed as an analytic counterpart to the isoparametric property. Finally, we relate the constant flow property with other overdetermined problems, in particular, the well-known Serrin problem on the mean-exit time function, and discuss a counterexample involving minimal free boundary immersions into Euclidean balls.
Geometric rigidity of constant heat flow / Savo, Alessandro. - In: CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS AND PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. - ISSN 0944-2669. - 57:6(2018).
|Titolo:||Geometric rigidity of constant heat flow|
SAVO, Alessandro (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Citazione:||Geometric rigidity of constant heat flow / Savo, Alessandro. - In: CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS AND PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. - ISSN 0944-2669. - 57:6(2018).|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|