We consider a thermoelastic laminated beam with a finite memory acting on the effective rotation angle. We establish an explicit and optimal stability estimate for the solution energy with minimal conditions on the relaxation function, from which the exponential and polynomial stability are just particular cases. This new result improves substantially many earlier results in the literature.
"A general and optimal stability result for a laminated beam." J. Integral Equations Applications 32 (3) 341 - 359, Fall 2020. https://doi.org/10.1216/jie.2020.32.341