Shape optimization problems for metric graphs

Giuseppe Buttazzo, Berardo Ruffini, Bozhidar Velichkov
2013 E S A I M: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations  
We consider the shape optimization problem { E(Γ): Γ∈ A, H^1(Γ)=l }, where H^1 is the one-dimensional Hausdorff measure and A is an admissible class of one-dimensional sets connecting some prescribed set of points D={D_1,...,D_k}⊂ R^d. The cost functional E(Γ) is the Dirichlet energy of Γ defined through the Sobolev functions on Γ vanishing on the points D_i. We analyze the existence of a solution in both the families of connected sets and of metric graphs. At the end, several explicit examples are discussed.
doi:10.1051/cocv/2013050 fatcat:dlyfnqrxezbx7gq5k3s2qmjryq