Volume 13, Number 4, October-December 2007
|Page(s)||793 - 808|
|Published online||05 September 2007|
On the curvature and torsion effects in one dimensional waveguides
Département de Mathématiques, Université du Sud-Toulon-Var, BP 132,
83957 La Garde Cedex, France; firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Departamento de Matemática da F.C.T.-U.N.L. e C.M.A.-U.N.L., Quinta da Torre, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal; email@example.com
3 Departamento de Matemática da F.C.-U.L. e C.M.A.F.-U.L., Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal; firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 7 July 2006
We consider the Laplace operator in a thin tube of with a Dirichlet condition on its boundary. We study asymptotically the spectrum of such an operator as the thickness of the tube's cross section goes to zero. In particular we analyse how the energy levels depend simultaneously on the curvature of the tube's central axis and on the rotation of the cross section with respect to the Frenet frame. The main argument is a Γ-convergence theorem for a suitable sequence of quadratic energies.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 49R50 / 35P20 / 78A50 / 81Q15
Key words: Dimension reduction / Γ-convergence / curvature and torsion / waveguides
© EDP Sciences, SMAI, 2007
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