Homogenization in polygonal domains

David Gérard-Varet, Nader Masmoudi

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We consider the homogenization of elliptic systems with ε-periodic coefficients. Classical two-scale approximation yields an O(ε) error inside the domain. We discuss here the existence of higher order corrections, in the case of general polygonal domains. The corrector depends in a non-trivial way on the boundary. Our analysis substantially extends previous results obtained for polygonal domains with sides of rational slopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1477-1503
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of the European Mathematical Society
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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