Journal of Applied Mathematics

Journal of Applied Mathematics / 2003 / Article

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Volume 2003 |Article ID 841652 |

A. Elfanni, "On the minimization of some nonconvex double obstacle problems", Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 2003, Article ID 841652, 17 pages, 2003.

On the minimization of some nonconvex double obstacle problems

Received11 Oct 2002


We consider a nonconvex variational problem for which the set of admissible functions consists of all Lipschitz functions located between two fixed obstacles. It turns out that the value of the minimization problem at hand is equal to zero when the obstacles do not touch each other; otherwise, it might be positive. The results are obtained through the construction of suitable minimizing sequences. Interpolating these minimizing sequences in some discrete space, a numerical analysis is then carried out.

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