# Consistency result for a non monotone scheme for anisotropic mean curvature flow

### Eric Bonnetier

Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France### Elie Bretin

INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France### Antonin Chambolle

Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

## Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new scheme for anisotropic motion by mean curvature in $\mathbb R^d$. The scheme consists of a phase-field approximation of the motion, where the nonlinear diffusive terms in the corresponding anisotropic Allen-Cahn equation are linearized in the Fourier space. In real space, this corresponds to the convolution with a specific kernel of the form

We analyse the resulting scheme, following the work of Ishii-Pires-Souganidis on the convergence of the Bence-Merriman-Osher algorithm for isotropic motion by mean curvature. The main difficulty here, is that the kernel $K_{\phi,t}$ is not positive and that its moments of order 2 are not in $L^1(\mathbb R^d)$. Still, we can show that in one sense the scheme is consistent with the anisotropic mean curvature flow.

## Cite this article

Eric Bonnetier, Elie Bretin, Antonin Chambolle, Consistency result for a non monotone scheme for anisotropic mean curvature flow. Interfaces Free Bound. 14 (2012), no. 1, pp. 1–35

DOI 10.4171/IFB/272