A sharp upper bound for the first Dirichlet eigenvalue of a class of wedge-like domains

Abdelhalim Hasnaoui, Lotfi Hermi

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By introducing new geometric factors which lend themselves to the Payne interpretation in Weinstein fractional space, we prove new isoperimetric inequalities which complement those of Payne–Weinberger and Saint-Venant giving a new upper bound for the fundamental mode of vibration of a wedge-like membrane and a new lower bound for its “relative torsional rigidity”. We also prove a new weighted version of a result of Crooke–Sperb for the associated fundamental eigenfunction of the Dirichlet Laplacian for such domains. A new weighted Rellich-type identity for wedge-like domains is also proved to achieve this latter task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2419-2440
Number of pages22
JournalZeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 29 2015



  • Crooke–Sperb inequality
  • Fundamental eigenvalue
  • Isoperimetric Saint-Venant inequality
  • Upper bound
  • Wedge-like membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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