Global existence and exponential stability of small solutions to nonlinear viscoelasticity

Shuichi Kawashima, Y. Shibata

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The global existence of smooth solutions to the equations of nonlinear hyperbolic system of 2nd order with third order viscosity is shown for small and smooth initial data in a bounded domain of n-dimensional Euclidean space with smooth boundary. Dirichlet boundary condition is studied and the asymptotic behaviour of exponential decay type of solutions as t tending to ∞ is described. Time periodic solutions are also studied. As an application of our main theorem, nonlinear viscoelasticity, strongly damped nonlinear wave equation and acoustic wave equation in viscous conducting fluid are treated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-208
Number of pages20
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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