Journal of Elasticity

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 61–87 | Cite as

Decay rates for viscoelastic plates with memory

  • J. E. Muñoz Rivera
  • E. C. Lapa
  • R. Barreto
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We consider the viscoelastic plate equation and we prove that the first and second order energies associated with its solution decay exponentially provided the kernel of the convolution also decays exponentially. When the kernel decays polynomially then the energy also decays polynomially. More precisely if the kernel g satisfies

g(t) ⩽ -c0g(t)1+1/p and g,g1+1/p ∈ L1(ℝ) with p > 2, then the energy decays as 1/(1+t)p.

Mathematics Subject Classifications (1991)

35B40 35L05 35L70 

Key words

viscoelasticity exponential decay initial boundary value problems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Muñoz Rivera
    • 1
  • E. C. Lapa
    • 2
  • R. Barreto
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Research DevelopmentNational Laboratory for Scientific ComputationRio de JaneiroBrasil
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional Mayor de San MarcosLimaPeru
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics of Fluminense UniversityRio de JaneiroBrasil

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