Converging Expansions for Lipschitz Self-Similar Perforations of a Plane Sector

Martin Costabel, Matteo Dalla Riva, Monique Dauge, Paolo Musolino

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In contrast with the well-known methods of matching asymptotics and multiscale (or compound) asymptotics, the “functional analytic approach” of Lanza de Cristoforis (Analysis (Munich) 28:63–93, 2008) allows to prove convergence of expansions around interior small holes of size εε for solutions of elliptic boundary value problems. Using the method of layer potentials, the asymptotic behavior of the solution as εε tends to zero is described not only by asymptotic series in powers of εε, but by convergent power series. Here we use this method to investigate the Dirichlet problem for the Laplace operator where holes are collapsing at a polygonal corner of opening ωω. Then in addition to the scale εε there appears the scale η=επ/ωη=επ/ω. We prove that when π/ωπ/ω is irrational, the solution of the Dirichlet problem is given by convergent series in powers of these two small parameters. Due to interference of the two scales, this convergence is obtained, in full generality, by grouping together integer powers of the two scales that are very close to each other. Nevertheless, there exists a dense subset of openings ωω (characterized by Diophantine approximation properties), for which real analyticity in the two variables εε and ηη holds and the power series converge unconditionally. When π/ωπ/ω is rational, the series are unconditionally convergent, but contain terms in logε
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401
Number of pages449
JournalIntegral Equations and Operator Theory
Early online date18 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jul 2017


  • dirichlet problem
  • corner singularities
  • perforated domain
  • double layer potential
  • diophantine approximation


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