Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis

, Volume 149, Issue 2, pp 155–182 | Cite as

Global Nonexistence Theorems for a Class of Evolution Equations with Dissipation

  • Enzo Vitillaro


.We study abstract evolution equations with nonlinear damping terms and source terms, including as a particular case a nonlinear wave equation of the type \( \ba{cl} u_{tt}-\Delta u+ b|u_t|^{m-2}u_t=c|u|^{p-2}u, & (t,x)\in [0,T)\times\Omega,\\[6pt] u(t,x)=0, & (t,x)\in [0,T)\times\partial \Omega,\\[6pt] u(0,\cdot)=u_0\in H_0^1(\Omega), \quad u_t(0,\cdot)=v_0\in L^2(\Omega),\es& \ea \) where \(<\le \infty$, $\Omega\) is a bounded regular open subset of \(\mathbb{R}^n$, $n\ge 1$, $b,c>0$, $p>2$, $m>1\). We prove a global nonexistence theorem for positive initial value of the energy when \( 1<m<p,\quad 2, <p\le \frac{2n}{n-2}. \) We also give applications concerning the classical equations of linear elasticity, the damped clamped plate equation and evolution systems involving the q‐Laplacian operator, \(q>1\).


Wave Equation Classical Equation Evolution Equation Open Subset Evolution System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Enzo Vitillaro
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica ed Informatica, Università di Perugia, Via Vanvitelli, 1, 06123 Perugia, Italy, e-mail: enzo@unipg.itIT

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