Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik

, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp 1145–1159

Stability of an abstract system of coupled hyperbolic and parabolic equations


DOI: 10.1007/s00033-012-0274-0

Cite this article as:
Hao, J. & Liu, Z. Z. Angew. Math. Phys. (2013) 64: 1145. doi:10.1007/s00033-012-0274-0


In this paper, we provide a complete stability analysis for an abstract system of coupled hyperbolic and parabolic equations
$$\begin{array}{ll}\;\;u_{tt} = -Au + \gamma A^{\alpha} \theta,\\ \quad \theta_t = -\gamma A^{\alpha}u_t - kA^{\beta}\theta,\\ u(0) = u_0, \quad u_t(0) = v_0, \quad \theta(0) = \theta_0\end{array}$$
where A is a self-adjoint, positive definite operator on a Hilbert space H. For \({(\alpha,\beta) \in [0,1] \times [0,1]}\) , the region of exponential stability had been identified in Ammar-Khodja et al. (ESAIM Control Optim Calc Var 4:577–593,1999). Our contribution is to show that the rest of the region can be classified as region of polynomial stability and region of instability. Moreover, we obtain the optimality of the order of polynomial stability.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)



Hyperbolic–parabolic equationExponentialstabilityPolynomial stabilitySemigroup

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesShanxi UniversityTaiyuanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.LASG, Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of MinnesotaDuluthUSA