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Zeitschrift für Analysis und ihre Anwendungen


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Volume 40, Issue 2, 2021, pp. 131–151
DOI: 10.4171/ZAA/1676

Published online: 2021-03-30

Numerical Study of the Stabilization of 1D Locally Coupled Wave Equations

Stéphane Gerbi[1], Chiraz Kassem[2], Amina Mortada[3] and Ali Wehbe[4]

(1) Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Le Bourget-du-Lac, France
(2) Université Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon
(3) Université Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon
(4) Université Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon

In this paper, we study the numerical stabilization of a 1D system of two wave equations coupled by velocities with an internal, local control acting on only one equation. In the theoretical part of this study [Z. Anal. Anwend. 40 (2021)(1), 67–96] we distinguished two cases. In the first one, the two waves assumed propagate at the same speed. Under appropriate geometric conditions, we had proved that the energy decays exponentially. While in the second case, when the waves propagate at different speeds, under appropriate geometric conditions, we had proved that the energy decays only at a polynomial rate. In this paper, we confirmed these two results in a 1D numerical approximation. However, when the coupling region does not intersect the damping region, the stabilization of the system is still theoretically an open problem. But, here in both cases, we observed an unpredicted behavior: the energy decays at an exponential rate when the propagation speeds are the same or at a polynomial rate when they are different.

Keywords: Coupled wave equations, internal damping, numerical approximation

Gerbi Stéphane, Kassem Chiraz, Mortada Amina, Wehbe Ali: Numerical Study of the Stabilization of 1D Locally Coupled Wave Equations. Z. Anal. Anwend. 40 (2021), 131-151. doi: 10.4171/ZAA/1676