# Variational Methods in Shape Optimization Problems [electronic resource] / by Dorin Bucur, Giuseppe Buttazzo.

##### By: Bucur, Dorin [author.]

##### Contributor(s): Buttazzo, Giuseppe [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service)

Material type: TextSeries: Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications: 65Publisher: Boston, MA : Birkhäuser Boston, 2005Description: VIII, 216 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780817644031Subject(s): Mathematics | Difference equations | Functional equations | Functional analysis | Partial differential equations | Applied mathematics | Engineering mathematics | Mathematical optimization | Calculus of variations | Mathematics | Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization | Optimization | Partial Differential Equations | Functional Analysis | Difference and Functional Equations | Applications of MathematicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 515.64 LOC classification: QA315-316QA402.3QA402.5-QA402.6Online resources: Click here to access onlineItem type | Current location | Collection | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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to Shape Optimization Theory and Some Classical Problems -- Optimization Problems over Classes of Convex Domains -- Optimal Control Problems: A General Scheme -- Shape Optimization Problems with Dirichlet Condition on the Free Boundary -- Existence of Classical Solutions -- Optimization Problems for Functions of Eigenvalues -- Shape Optimization Problems with Neumann Condition on the Free Boundary.

The study of shape optimization problems encompasses a wide spectrum of academic research with numerous applications to the real world. In this work these problems are treated from both the classical and modern perspectives and target a broad audience of graduate students in pure and applied mathematics, as well as engineers requiring a solid mathematical basis for the solution of practical problems. Key topics and features: * Presents foundational introduction to shape optimization theory * Studies certain classical problems: the isoperimetric problem and the Newton problem involving the best aerodynamical shape, and optimization problems over classes of convex domains * Treats optimal control problems under a general scheme, giving a topological framework, a survey of "gamma"-convergence, and problems governed by ODE * Examines shape optimization problems with Dirichlet and Neumann conditions on the free boundary, along with the existence of classical solutions * Studies optimization problems for obstacles and eigenvalues of elliptic operators * Poses several open problems for further research * Substantial bibliography and index Driven by good examples and illustrations and requiring only a standard knowledge in the calculus of variations, differential equations, and functional analysis, the book can serve as a text for a graduate course in computational methods of optimal design and optimization, as well as an excellent reference for applied mathematicians addressing functional shape optimization problems.

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