Electron. J. Diff. Equ.,
Vol. 2009(2009), No. 149, pp. 110.
Symmetry in rearrangement optimization problems
Behrouz Emamizadeh, Jyotshana V. Prajapat
Abstract:
This article concerns two rearrangement optimization problems.
The first problem is motivated by a physical experiment in
which an elastic membrane is sought, built out of several materials,
fixed at the boundary, such that its frequency is minimal.
We capture some features of the optimal solutions, and prove
a symmetry property. The second optimization problem is motivated
by the physical situation in which an ideal fluid flows over a
seamount, and this causes vortex formation above the seamount.
In this problem we address existence and symmetry.
Submitted October 28, 2009. Published November 25, 2009.
Math Subject Classifications: 49K20, 35P15, 35J10, 74K15.
Key Words: Minimization and maximization problems; rearrangements;
principal eigenvalue; optimal solutions; symmetry.
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Behrouz Emamizadeh
Department of Mathematics
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
email: bemamizadeh@pi.ac.ae


Jyotshana V. Prajapat
Department of Mathematics
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE
email: jprajapat@pi.ac.ae

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