Accessibility navigation

The eigenvalue problem for the ∞-Bilaplacian

Katzourakis, N. and Parini, E. (2017) The eigenvalue problem for the ∞-Bilaplacian. Nonlinear differential equations and applications, 24 (6). 68. ISSN 1420-9004

Text - Accepted Version
· Please see our End User Agreement before downloading.


It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s00030-017-0492-4


We consider the problem of finding and describing minimisers of the Rayleigh quotient Λ∞:=infu∈W2,∞(Ω)∖{0}∥Δu∥L∞(Ω)∥u∥L∞(Ω), Λ∞:=infu∈W2,∞(Ω)∖{0}‖Δu‖L∞(Ω)‖u‖L∞(Ω), where Ω⊆RnΩ⊆Rn is a bounded C1,1C1,1 domain and W2,∞(Ω)W2,∞(Ω) is a class of weakly twice differentiable functions satisfying either u=0u=0 on ∂Ω∂Ω or u=|Du|=0u=|Du|=0 on ∂Ω∂Ω . Our first main result, obtained through approximation by LpLp -problems as p→∞p→∞ , is the existence of a minimiser u∞∈W2,∞(Ω)u∞∈W2,∞(Ω) satisfying {Δu∞∈Λ∞Sgn(f∞)Δf∞=μ∞ a.e. in Ω, in D′(Ω), {Δu∞∈Λ∞Sgn(f∞) a.e. in Ω,Δf∞=μ∞ in D′(Ω), for some f∞∈L1(Ω)∩BVloc(Ω)f∞∈L1(Ω)∩BVloc(Ω) and a measure μ∞∈M(Ω)μ∞∈M(Ω) , for either choice of boundary conditions. Here Sgn is the multi-valued sign function. We also study the dependence of the eigenvalue Λ∞Λ∞ on the domain, establishing the validity of a Faber–Krahn type inequality: among all C1,1C1,1 domains with fixed measure, the ball is a strict minimiser of Ω↦Λ∞(Ω)Ω↦Λ∞(Ω) . This result is shown to hold true for either choice of boundary conditions and in every dimension.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:74506


Downloads per month over past year

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation