1 January 2011
Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincare (C) Analyse Non Lineaire
In this paper we consider integral functionals of the formF(v,Ω)= ∫ΩF(Dv(x))dx with convex integrand satisfying (p,q) growth conditions. We prove local higher differentiability results for bounded minimizers of the functional F under dimension-free conditions on the gap between the growth and the coercivity exponents. As a novel feature, the main results are achieved through uniform higher differentiability estimates for solutions to a class of auxiliary problems, constructed adding singular higher order perturbations to the integrand. © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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