Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 293-306 (1998)
On the Decay Estimates for the Wave Equation with a Local Degenerate or Nondegenerate Dissipation
Louis Roder Tcheugoué TébouI.R.M.A., Université Louis Pasteur et C.N.R.S,
7, rue René Descartes, 67084 Strasbourg Cedex - FRANCE
Abstract: In a bounded domain, we consider the wave equation with a local dissipation. We prove the polynomial decay of the energy for a degenerate dissipation and the exponential decay of the energy for a nondegenerate dissipation. The method of proof is direct and is based on multipliers technique, on some integral inequalities due to Haraux and on a judicious idea of Conrad and Rao.
Keywords: Wave equation; decay estimates; local dissipation; degenerate dissipation; integral inequalities.
Classification (MSC2000): 35L05, 93D15
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