Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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On the stability of Mindlin-Timoshenko plates

Author: Hugo D. Fernández Sare
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 67 (2009), 249-263
MSC (2000): Primary 35B40, 74H40
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0033-569X-09-01110-2
Published electronically: March 19, 2009
MathSciNet review: 2514634
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Abstract: We consider a Mindlin-Timoshenko model with frictional dissipations acting on the equations for the rotation angles. We prove that this system is not exponentially stable independent of any relations between the constants of the system, which is different from the analogous one-dimensional case. Moreover, we show that the solution decays polynomially to zero, with rates that can be improved depending on the regularity of the initial data.

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Hugo D. Fernández Sare
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Konstanz, 78457, Konstanz, Germany
Email: hugosare@lncc.br

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0033-569X-09-01110-2
Keywords: Timoshenko plates, non-exponential stability, polynomial stability.
Received by editor(s): September 17, 2007
Published electronically: March 19, 2009
Additional Notes: The author was supported by the DFG-project “Hyperbolic Thermoelasticity” (RA 504/3-3).
Article copyright: © Copyright 2009 Brown University
The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.

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