Department of Mathematics, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, 06099 Halle, Germany
Copyright © 2009 Siegfried Carl and Patrick Winkert. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
We study quasilinear elliptic variational-hemivariational inequalities involving general Leray-Lions operators. The novelty of this paper is to provide existence and comparison results whereby only a local growth condition on Clarke's generalized gradient is required.
Based on these results, in the second part the theory is extended to discontinuous variational-hemivariational inequalities.