Singular limits of reaction diffusion equations of KPP type in an infinite cylinder
In this thesis, we establish the asymptotic analysis of the singularly perturbed reaction diffusion equation [cataloger unable to transcribe mathematical equations].... Our results establish the specific dependency on the coefficients of this equation and the size of the parameter [delta] with respect to [epsilon]. The analyses include equation subject to Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions. In both cases, the solutions u[superscript epsilon] converge locally uniformally to the equilibria of the reaction term f. We characterize the limiting behavior of the solutions through the viscosity solution of a variational inequality. To construct the coefficients defining the variational inequality, we apply concepts developed for the homogenization of elliptic operators. In chapter two, we derive the convergence results in the Neumann case. The third chapter is dedicated to the analysis of the Dirichlet case.