Journal of Inequalities and Applications
Volume 3 (1999), Issue 2, Pages 109-125

L-estimates for nonlinear elliptic problems with p-growth in the gradient

V. Ferone,1 M. R. Posteraro,1 and J. M. Rakotoson2

1Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni “R. Caccioppoli”, Università di Napoli “Federico ll”, Via Cintia – Complesso Monte S. Angelo, Napoli 80126, Italy
2Département de Mathématiques, Université de Poitiers, 40, Avenue du Recteur Pineau, Poitiers 86022, France

Received 18 September 1997; Revised 20 January 1998

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We consider the Dirichlet problem for a class of nonlinear elliptic equations whose model is div(|u|p2u)=|u|p+gdivf. We give a prioriL-estimates using symmetrization methods. An obstacle problem for nonlinear variational inequalities is also studied.