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**Degenerating Cahn-Hilliard systems coupled with mechanical effects and complete damage processes.**
*(English)*
Zbl 1340.35167

Summary: This paper addresses analytical investigations of degenerating PDE systems for phase separation and damage processes considered on nonsmooth time-dependent domains with mixed boundary conditions for the displacement field. The evolution of the system is described by a degenerating Cahn-Hilliard equation for the concentration, a doubly nonlinear differential inclusion for the damage variable and a quasi-static balance equation for the displacement field.

The analysis is performed on a time-dependent domain which characterizes the nondegenerated elastic material regions. We choose a notion of weak solutions which consists of weak formulations of the Cahn-Hilliard system and the momentum balance equation, a variational inequality for the damage evolution and an energy inequality. For the introduced degenerating system, we prove global-in-time existence of weak solutions. The main results are sketched from our recent paper [WIAS preprint no. 1759 (2012)].

The analysis is performed on a time-dependent domain which characterizes the nondegenerated elastic material regions. We choose a notion of weak solutions which consists of weak formulations of the Cahn-Hilliard system and the momentum balance equation, a variational inequality for the damage evolution and an energy inequality. For the introduced degenerating system, we prove global-in-time existence of weak solutions. The main results are sketched from our recent paper [WIAS preprint no. 1759 (2012)].

### MSC:

35K65 | Degenerate parabolic equations |

35K55 | Nonlinear parabolic equations |

35J50 | Variational methods for elliptic systems |

74A45 | Theories of fracture and damage |

35K41 | Higher-order parabolic systems |