In this paper, we study a variational problem with nonconstant gradient constraints. Several aspects related to problems with gradient constraints have been studied in the literature and have seen new developments in recent years. In the case of constant gradient constraint, the problem is the well-known elastic–plastic torsion problem. A relevant issue in this type of problem is the existence of Lagrange multipliers. Here, we consider the equivalent Lagrange multiplier formulation of a nonconstant gradient-constrained problem, and we investigate the class of solutions having a radial symmetry. We rewrite the problem in the radial symmetry case, and we analyse the different situations that may arise. In particular, in the planar case, we derive a condition characterizing the free boundary and obtain the explicit radial solution to the problem and the (Formula presented.) Lagrange multiplier. Some examples support the results.

On the Existence of Radial Solutions to a Nonconstant Gradient-Constrained Problem

GIUFFRE' S.
;
MARCIANO' A.
2022

Abstract

In this paper, we study a variational problem with nonconstant gradient constraints. Several aspects related to problems with gradient constraints have been studied in the literature and have seen new developments in recent years. In the case of constant gradient constraint, the problem is the well-known elastic–plastic torsion problem. A relevant issue in this type of problem is the existence of Lagrange multipliers. Here, we consider the equivalent Lagrange multiplier formulation of a nonconstant gradient-constrained problem, and we investigate the class of solutions having a radial symmetry. We rewrite the problem in the radial symmetry case, and we analyse the different situations that may arise. In particular, in the planar case, we derive a condition characterizing the free boundary and obtain the explicit radial solution to the problem and the (Formula presented.) Lagrange multiplier. Some examples support the results.
Lagrange multipliers
nonconstant gradient constraints
radial solutions
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