We consider a quasilinear parabolic boundary value problem, the elliptic part of which degenerates near the boundary. In order to solve this problem, we approximate it by a system of linear degenerate elliptic boundary value problems by means of semidiscretization with respect to time. We use the theory of degenerate elliptic operators and weighted Sobolev spaces to find a priori estimates for the solutions of the approximating problems. These solutions converge to a local solution, if the step size of the time-discretization goes to zero. It is worth pointing out that we do not require any growth conditions on the nonlinear coefficients and right-hand side, since we are able to prove L-infinity-estimates.
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- semidiscretization in time
- quasilinear degenerate parabolic equations
- local solutions
- ORLICZ-SOBOLEV SPACES