Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics

Topological Sensitivity Analysis and Kohn-Vogelius Formulation for Detecting a Rigid Inclusion in an Elastic Body

Mourad Hrizi

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Our main interest in this work is to detect a rigid inclusion immersed in an isotropic elastic body $\Omega$ from a single pair of Cauchy data on $\partial \Omega$ in two dimensions. We want to completely characterize the unknown rigid inclusion, namely, the shape and the location of inclusion. The idea is to rewrite the inverse problem as an optimization problem, where an energy like functional is minimized with respect to the presence of a small inclusion. A topological sensitivity analysis is derived for an energy like functional. We proposed a non-iterative reconstruction algorithm based on the topological gradient concept. The unknown rigid inclusion is defined by a level curve of a scalar function. The proposed numerical approach is very robust with respect to noisy data. Finally, in order to show the efficiency and accuracy of the proposed algorithm, we present some numerical results.

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Taiwanese J. Math., Volume 24, Number 2 (2020), 439-482.

Received: 22 March 2019
Revised: 6 July 2019
Accepted: 15 July 2019
First available in Project Euclid: 9 August 2019

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Primary: 49Q10: Optimization of shapes other than minimal surfaces [See also 90C90] 35R30: Inverse problems 49Q12: Sensitivity analysis 74P15: Topological methods

shape optimization topological optimization topological sensitivity analysis linear elasticity Kohn-Vogelius functional


Hrizi, Mourad. Topological Sensitivity Analysis and Kohn-Vogelius Formulation for Detecting a Rigid Inclusion in an Elastic Body. Taiwanese J. Math. 24 (2020), no. 2, 439--482. doi:10.11650/tjm/190705. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.twjm/1565337621

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