Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

B. Bulanyi

Partial regularity for the optimal $p$-compliance problem with length penalization

created by bulanyi on 12 Jan 2021
modified on 25 Aug 2021


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 12 jan 2021
Last Updated: 25 aug 2021

Journal: Calc. Var. Partial Differential Equations
Pages: 51
Year: 2021


We establish a partial $C^{1,\alpha}$ regularity result for minimizers of the optimal $p$-compliance problem with length penalization in any spatial dimension $N\geq 2$, extending some of the results obtained in $[$Chambolle-Lamboley-Lemenant-Stepanov 17$]$, $[$Bulanyi-Lemenant 21$]$. The key feature is that the $C^{1,\alpha}$ regularity of minimizers for some free boundary type problem is investigated with a free boundary set of codimension $N-1$. We prove that every optimal set cannot contain closed loops, cannot contain quadruple points, and it is $C^{1,\alpha}$ regular at $\mathcal{H}^{1}$-a.e. point for every $p\in (N-1,+\infty)$.

Keywords: shape optimization, $p$-compliance, regularity theory