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An optimization problem in heat conduction. (English) Zbl 0668.49022
Given a surface \(\partial \Omega\) in \({\mathbb{R}}^ 3\), with prescribed temperature distribution \(\phi\), surround \(\partial \Omega\) with a prescribed volume of insulating material so as to minimize the loss of heat in a stationary situation. This is a generalization of the work of H. Alt and L. Caffarelli [J. Reine Angew. Math. 325, 105-144 (1981; Zbl 0449.35105)] to nonconstant \(\phi >0\). Analytically the authors prove existence and regularity for the following problem: minimize \(I(v)=\int_{\Omega}\Delta v\) for all \(v\in H^ 1(\Omega)\), \(v\geq 0\) in \(\Omega\), \(v=\phi\) on \(\partial \Omega\), \(\Delta\) \(v\geq 0\) in \(\Omega\) and \(| \{v>0\}| \leq \mu <| \Omega |\) for given \(\mu >0\).
Reviewer: G.Dziuk

MSC:
49M99 Numerical methods in optimal control
35D05 Existence of generalized solutions of PDE (MSC2000)
35J60 Nonlinear elliptic equations
35D10 Regularity of generalized solutions of PDE (MSC2000)
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