Regularity of solutions and the free boundary for a class of Bernoulli-type parabolic free boundary problems with variable coefficients

Thomas H Backing, Purdue University


In this work the regularity of solutions and of the free boundary for a type of parabolic free boundary problem with variable coefficients is proved. After introducing the problem and its history in the introduction, we proceed in Chapter 2 to prove the optimal Lipschitz regularity of viscosity solutions under the main assumption that the free boundary is Lipschitz. In Chapter 3, we prove that Lipschitz free boundaries possess a classical normal in both space and time at each point and that this normal varies with a Hölder modulus of continuity. As a consequence, the viscosity solution is in fact a classical solution to the problem.




Danielli, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Applied Mathematics|Mathematics

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