Existence results for a class of one-dimensional abstract variational problems with volume constraints are established. The main assumptions on their energy are additivity, translation invariance and solvability of a transition problem. These general results yield existence results for nonconvex problems. A counterexample shows that a naive extension to higher dimensional situations in general fails.

Keywords: level set constraints, nonconvex problems, minimization

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Rieger, Marc Oliver. Abstract variational problems with volume constraints. ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, Volume 10 (2004) no. 1, pp. 84-98. doi : 10.1051/cocv:2003034. http://archive.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/cocv:2003034/

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