In this paper we prove frequency expansions of the resolvent and local energy decay estimates for the linear thermoelastic plate equations:
utt + ∆2_u_ + ∆_θ_ = 0 and θt − ∆_θ_ − ∆_ut_ = 0 in Ω × (0, ∞),
subject to Dirichlet boundary conditions: u|Γ = Dν u|Γ = θ|Γ = 0 and initial conditions (u, ut, θ)|t=0 = (_u_0, _v_0, θ_0). Here Ω is an exterior domain (domain with bounded complement) in ℝ_n with n = 2 or n = 3, the boundary Γ of which is assumed to be a _C_4-hypersurface.
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Reinhard Racke, Yoshihiro Shibata, Robert Denk, Local Energy Decay Estimate of Solutions to the Thermoelastic Plate Equations in Two- and Three-Dimensional Exterior Domains. Z. Anal. Anwend. 29 (2010), no. 1, pp. 21–62DOI 10.4171/ZAA/1396