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Zeitschrift für Analysis und ihre Anwendungen

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Volume 39, Issue 1, 2020, pp. 103–129
DOI: 10.4171/ZAA/1653

Published online: 2020-01-24

The Cauchy Problem for Thermoelastic Plates with Two Temperatures

Reinhard Racke[1] and Yoshihiro Ueda[2]

(1) Universität Konstanz, Germany
(2) Kobe University, Japan

We consider the decay rates of solutions to thermoelastic systems in materials where, in contrast to classical thermoelastic models for Kirchhoff type plates, two temperatures are involved, related by an elliptic equation. The arising initial value problems deal with systems of partial differential equations involving Schrödinger like equations, hyperbolic and elliptic equations. Depending on the model – with Fourier or with Cattaneo type heat conduction – we obtain polynomial decay rates without or with regularity loss. This way we obtain another example where the loss of regularity in the Cauchy problem corresponds to the loss of exponential stability in bounded domains. The well-posedness is done using semigroup theory in appropriate space reflecting the different regularity compared to the classical single temperature case, and the (optimal) decay estimates are obtained with sophisticated pointwise estimates in Fourier space.

Keywords: Thermoelastic plate, Cauchy problem, Fourier and Cattaneo law, asymptotic behavior

Racke Reinhard, Ueda Yoshihiro: The Cauchy Problem for Thermoelastic Plates with Two Temperatures. Z. Anal. Anwend. 39 (2020), 103-129. doi: 10.4171/ZAA/1653