A review of an optimal design problem for a plate of variable thickness
2008 - J. Muñoz, P. Pedregal
SIAM J. on Control and Optimization, 46, 1-13 (2007).
Muñoz Martín, Julio.
We revisit a classic design problem for a plate of variable thickness under the model of Kirchhoff. Our main contribution has two goals. One is to provide a rather general existence result under a main assumption on the structure of the tensor of material constants. The other focuses on providing a minimal number of additional design variables for a relaxation of the problem when that assumption on the tensor of elastic constants does not hold. In both situations, the cost functional can be pretty general.