Weak Optimal Controls in Coefficients for Linear Elliptic Problems

Abstract

In this paper we study an optimal control problem associated to a linear degenerate elliptic equation with mixed boundary conditions. The equations of this type can exhibit the Lavrentieff phenomenon and non-uniqueness of weak solutions. We adopt the weight function as a control in L1(Ω). Using the direct method in the Calculus of variations, we discuss the solvability of this optimal control problem in the class of weak admissible solutions.

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@inproceedings{Buttazzo2009WeakOC, title={Weak Optimal Controls in Coefficients for Linear Elliptic Problems}, author={Giuseppe Buttazzo and Peter I. Kogut}, year={2009} }