### Abstract

This paper studies a class of variational problems which involving both bulk and surface energies. The bulk energy is of Dirichlet type though it can be in very general forms allowing unknowns to be scalar or vectors.The surface energy is an arbitrary elliptic parametric integral which is defined on a free interface. One also allows other constraints such as volumes of partitioning sets. One establishes the existence and regularity theory, in particular, the regularity of the free interface of such problems.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 137-158 |

Number of pages | 22 |

Journal | Chinese Annals of Mathematics. Series B |

Volume | 20 |

Issue number | 2 |

State | Published - 1999 |

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### Keywords

- Nonlinear variational problems
- Optimal design problem
- Partial regularity

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematics(all)

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**Partial Regularity for Optimal Design Problems Involving Both Bulk and Surface Energies.** / Lin, Fang-Hua; Kohn, Robert.

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*Chinese Annals of Mathematics. Series B*, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 137-158.

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T1 - Partial Regularity for Optimal Design Problems Involving Both Bulk and Surface Energies

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PY - 1999

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AB - This paper studies a class of variational problems which involving both bulk and surface energies. The bulk energy is of Dirichlet type though it can be in very general forms allowing unknowns to be scalar or vectors.The surface energy is an arbitrary elliptic parametric integral which is defined on a free interface. One also allows other constraints such as volumes of partitioning sets. One establishes the existence and regularity theory, in particular, the regularity of the free interface of such problems.

KW - Nonlinear variational problems

KW - Optimal design problem

KW - Partial regularity

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