Acta Applicandae Mathematicae

, Volume 109, Issue 2, pp 507–525 | Cite as

Energy Decay for the Strongly Damped Nonlinear Beam Equation and Its Applications in Moving Boundary



We study the existence and energy decay of solutions for the strongly damped nonlinear beam equation. We apply a method based on Nakao method to show that the solution decays exponentially, and to obtain precise estimates of the constants in the estimates. Finally, we discuss its applications in moving boundary.


Nonlinear beam equation Moving boundary Nakao method Galerkin method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsChungnam National UniversityDaejeonKorea

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