Variational characterization of eigenvalues of a non-symmetric eigenvalue problem governing elastoacoustic vibrations
Small amplitude vibrations of an elastic structure completely filled by a fluid are considered. Describing the structure by displacements and the fluid by its pressure field one arrives at a non-selfadjoint eigenvalue problem. Taking advantage of a Rayleigh functional we prove that its eigenvalues can be characterized by variational principles of Rayleigh, minmax and maxmin type. © 2014 Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, Czech Republic.