By Neittaanmaki P., Tiba N., Sprekels J.

This monograph presents a accomplished and available advent to the optimization of elliptic platforms. This zone of mathematical study, which has many very important purposes in technological know-how and know-how, has skilled a magnificent improvement over the last twenty years. This publication additionally goals to deal with a number of the urgent unsolved questions within the box.

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A) Let {u,) c U be a minimizing sequence. Since Uad is compact, we may without loss of generality assume that un + u strongly in U for some u E Uad Then B u n -+ B u strongly in V* and A(u,) + A(u) strongly in L(V, V*). 1)' with y, - yl. 11) it then follows that there is a constant Cl that m lYn - YI[$ 5 C1 IYn - ~ i l v Vn E N. > 0 such Therefore, {y,) is bounded in V, and there is some subsequence, again indexed by n , such that y, -+ y weakly in V, where y E C. Using the (linear and 30 Chapter 2.

47). We assume that aij(x) = Gija(x) ( Gij is the Kronecker symbol) and ao(x) = 1 in 0. The coefficient a can be interpreted as the thermal conductivity of the body given by 0 . We assume that the body consists of different materials having the thermal conductivities ki, i = Gm, that is, where xi is the characteristic function in Cl of the region occupied by the material indexed by i . )? 3. Applications To solve this problem, we may take one of the cost functionals The minimization parameters are the subsets of fl occupied by the various materials.

Some Examples 47 Remark. This result enjoys the remarkable property that except for measurability, no assumptions have to be imposed on the variable set A. However, there is a strong limitation on the possible cost criterion that "should" be given by the "energy" of the system. 3. In Chapter 5 , we will indicate a relaxation procedure and further properties for the problem (R). We now continue with two of the simplest variable domain optimization problems. Further examples of this type may be found in the monographs by Neittaanmaki and Haslinger [I9961 and Makinen and Haslinger [2003].