Liero, M. and Mielke, A. and Peletier, M. A. and Renger, M. (2015) On microscopic origins of generalized gradient structures. SFB Preprint . (Submitted)

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Classical gradient systems have a linear relation between rates and driving forces. In generalized gradient systems we allow for arbitrary relations derived from general nonquadratic dissipation potentials. This paper describes two natural origins for these structures. A first microscopic origin of generalized gradient structures is given by the theory of largedeviation principles. While Markovian diffusion processes lead to classical gradient structures, Poissonian jump processes give rise to coshtype dissipation potentials. A second origin arises via a new form of convergence, that we call EDPconvergence. Even when starting with classical gradient systems, where the dissipation potential is a quadratic functional of the rate, we may obtain a generalized gradient system in the evolutionary Gammalimit. As examples we treat (i) the limit of a diffusion equation having a thin layer of low diffusivity, which leads to a membrane model, and (ii) the limit of diffusion over a high barrier, which gives a reactiondiffusion system.
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Additional Information:  WIAS Preprint No. 2148 Accepted for publication in STAMM DCDSS proceedings 
Subjects:  Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics 
ID Code:  1889 
Deposited By:  Ulrike Eickers 
Deposited On:  16 Mar 2016 18:34 
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