In this paper we prove the convergence at a large scale of a non-local first order equation to an anisotropic mean curvature motion. This first order equation is an eikonal-type equation with a velocity depending in a non-local way on the solution itself, that arises in the theory of dislocations dynamics. We show that if an anisotropic mean curvature motion is approximated by this type of equations then it is always of variational type, whereas the converse is true only in dimension two.
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Francesca Da Lio, Régis Monneau, Nicolas Forcadel, Convergence of a non-local eikonal equation to anisotropic mean curvature motion. Application to dislocations dynamics. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 10 (2008), no. 4, pp. 1061–1104DOI 10.4171/JEMS/140