On a Class of Partial Differential Equations with Nonlocal Dirichlet Boundary Conditions

  • Alain BensoussanEmail author
  • Janos Turi
Part of the Computational Methods in Applied Sciences book series (COMPUTMETHODS, volume 15)


We establish existence and uniqueness of solutions of a class of partial differential equations with nonlocal Dirchlet conditions in weighted function spaces. The problem is motivated by the study of the probability distribution of the response of an elasto-plastic oscillator when subjected to white noise excitation (see [1,2] on the derivation of the boundary value problem). Note that the developments in [1,2] are based on an extension of Khasminskii’s method (see, e.g. [5]) and in this paper we use a direct approach to achieve our objectives.

We refer the reader to [3, 4, 6, 7] for general background on modeling, theoretical, and computational issues related to elasto-plastic oscillators.


Variational Inequality Bilinear Form Stochastic Stability Random Vibration Computational Issue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis, ICDRiA, School of ManagementUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA
  2. 2.Programs in Mathematical SciencesUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

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