We are concerned with the problem of existence of solutions to the variational problem \[ \min\pg{\int_0^R g(t,v'(t))\,dt;\ v\in AC([0,R]),\ v(R)=0}, \] with only one fixed endpoint prescribed. The map $g\colon [0,R]\times\R\to\Re$ is a normal integrand, for which neither convexity nor superlinear growth conditions are assumed. As an application, we give an existence result for the radially symmetric variational problem \[ \min_{u\in\Wuu(B_R)}\int_{B_R} \pq{f\pt{\mod{x},\mod{\nabla u(x)}}+a(|x|)\,u(x)}\,dx, \] where $B_R$ is the ball of $\R^n$ centered at the origin and with radius $R>0$, the map $f\colon [0,R]\times[0,+\infty[\to\Re$ is a normal integrand, and $a\in\L(0,R)$. Again, neither convexity nor superlinear growth conditions are made on $f$. This kind of problems, with non-convex Lagrangians with respect to $\nabla u$, arise in different fields of mathematical physics, such as optimal design and nonlinear elasticity.

On the minimum problem for a class of noncoercive nonconvex variational problems / Crasta, Graziano. - In: SIAM JOURNAL ON CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION. - ISSN 0363-0129. - 38(1999), pp. 237-253. [10.1137/S0363012997330701]

On the minimum problem for a class of noncoercive nonconvex variational problems

CRASTA, Graziano
1999

Abstract

We are concerned with the problem of existence of solutions to the variational problem \[ \min\pg{\int_0^R g(t,v'(t))\,dt;\ v\in AC([0,R]),\ v(R)=0}, \] with only one fixed endpoint prescribed. The map $g\colon [0,R]\times\R\to\Re$ is a normal integrand, for which neither convexity nor superlinear growth conditions are assumed. As an application, we give an existence result for the radially symmetric variational problem \[ \min_{u\in\Wuu(B_R)}\int_{B_R} \pq{f\pt{\mod{x},\mod{\nabla u(x)}}+a(|x|)\,u(x)}\,dx, \] where $B_R$ is the ball of $\R^n$ centered at the origin and with radius $R>0$, the map $f\colon [0,R]\times[0,+\infty[\to\Re$ is a normal integrand, and $a\in\L(0,R)$. Again, neither convexity nor superlinear growth conditions are made on $f$. This kind of problems, with non-convex Lagrangians with respect to $\nabla u$, arise in different fields of mathematical physics, such as optimal design and nonlinear elasticity.
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