Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics

General Decay Rates for a Laminated Beam with Memory

Zhijing Chen, Wenjun Liu, and Dongqin Chen

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In previous work [23], Mustafa considered a viscoelastic laminated beam system with structural damping in the case of equal-speed wave propagations, and established explicit energy decay formula which gives the best decay rates. In this paper, we continue to consider the similar problems and establish the general decay result for the energy, to system with structural damping in the case of non-equal wave speeds and to system without structural damping in the case of equal wave speeds, respectively. For the first case, we use the second-order energy method to overcome the difficulty of estimating the non-equal speeds term. For the second case, we construct an appropriated perturbed functional to estimate $\|w_{t}\|^{2}_{2}$ so as to overcome the absence of structural damping.

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Taiwanese J. Math., Advance publication (2019), 26 pages.

First available in Project Euclid: 22 November 2018

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Chen, Zhijing; Liu, Wenjun; Chen, Dongqin. General Decay Rates for a Laminated Beam with Memory. Taiwanese J. Math., advance publication, 22 November 2018. doi:10.11650/tjm/181109. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.twjm/1542855636

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