Boundary stabilizability of nonlinear structural acoustic models with thermal effects on the interface


A three-dimensional structural acoustic model is considered. This model consists of a wave equation defined on a 3-dimensional bounded domain Ω coupled with a thermoelastic plate equation defined on Γ0 - a flat surface of the boundary δΩ. The main issue studied here is that of uniform stabilizability of the overall interactive model. Since the original (uncontrolled) model is only strongly stable, but not uniformly stable, the question becomes: what is the 'minimal amount' of dissipation necessary to obtain uniform decay rates for the energy of the overall system? Our main result states that boundary nonlinear dissipation placed only on a suitable portion of the part of the boundary which is complementary to Γ0, suffices for the stabilization of the entire structure. (C) 2000 Academie des sciences/Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.

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Comptes Rendus de l'Academie de Sciences - Serie IIb: Mecanique, Physique, Chimie, Astronomie