### Abstract

This paper is concerned with the long time behavior for the evolution of a curve governed by the curvature flow with constant driving force in two-dimensional space. Especially, the asymptotic stability of a traveling wave whose shape is a line is studied. We deal with moving curves represented by the entire graphs on the x-axis. By studying the Cauchy problem, the asymptotic stability of traveling waves with spatially decaying initial perturbations and the convergence rate are obtained. Moreover we establish the stability result where initial perturbations do not decay to zero but oscillate at infinity. In this case, we prove that one of the sufficient conditions for asymptotic stability is that a given perturbation is asymptotic to an almost periodic function in the sense of Bohr at infinity. Our results hold true with no assumptions on the smallness of given perturbations, and include the curve shortening flow problem as a special case.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 203-220 |

Number of pages | 18 |

Journal | Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems |

Volume | 14 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Jan 1 2006 |

Externally published | Yes |

### Keywords

- Curvature flow
- Stability
- Traveling waves

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Analysis
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics