## Differential and Integral Equations

### Global existence and asymptotic stability for viscoelastic problems

#### Abstract

One considers the damped semilinear viscoelastic wave equation $$u_{tt}-\Delta u+\alpha u+f(u)+\int_0^tg(t-\tau )\Delta u(\tau )\, d\tau +h(u_t)=0\,\,\,\hbox{in}\,\,\,\Omega\times (0,\infty ),$$ where $\Omega$ is any bounded or finite measure domain of ${\bf R}^ n$, $\alpha\geq 0$ and $f,h$ are power like functions. The existence of global regular and weak solutions is proved by means of the Faedo-Galerkin method and uniform decay rates of the energy are obtained following the perturbed energy method by assuming that $g$ decays exponentially.

#### Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 15, Number 6 (2002), 731-748.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 21 December 2012