Exponential decay for a viscoelastic problem with a singular kernel


DOI: 10.1007/s00033-008-8030-1

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Tatar, N. Z. Angew. Math. Phys. (2009) 60: 640. doi:10.1007/s00033-008-8030-1


In this paper we consider a problem which arises in viscoelasticity. We prove exponential decay of solutions for the problem with a memory term involving a kernel which is singular at zero. This is established by introducing an appropriate Lyapunov type functional and using the energy method. This work extends earlier results.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000).



Exponential decaymemory termrelaxation functionviscoelasticity

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralDhahranSaudi Arabia