Stability analysis of coupled structural acoustics PDE models under thermal effects and with no additional dissipation

Avalos G., Geredeli P. G.

MATHEMATISCHE NACHRICHTEN, vol.292, no.5, pp.939-960, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 292 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mana.201700489
  • Page Numbers: pp.939-960


In this study we consider a coupled system of partial differential equations (PDE's) which describes a certain structural acoustics interaction. One component of this PDE system is a wave equation, which serves to model the interior acoustic wave medium within a given three dimensional chamber Omega. This acoustic wave equation is coupled on a boundary interface Gamma(0) to a two dimensional system of thermoelasticity: this thermoelastic PDE is composed in part of a structural beam or plate equation, which governs the vibrations of flexible wall portion Gamma(0) of the chamber Omega. Moreover, this elastic dynamics is coupled to a heat equation which also evolves on Gamma(0), and which imparts a thermal damping onto the entire structural acoustic system. As we said, the interaction between the wave and thermoelastic PDE components takes place on the boundary interface Gamma(0), and involves coupling boundary terms which are above the level of finite energy. We analyze the stability properties of this coupled structural acoustics PDE model, in the absence of any additive feedback dissipation on the hard walls Gamma(1) of the boundary partial derivative Omega=Gamma 0 Gamma 1. Under a certain geometric assumption on Gamma(1), an assumption which has appeared in the literature in connection with structural acoustic flow, and which allows for the invocation of a recently derived microlocal boundary trace estimate, we show that classical solutions of this thermally damped structural acoustics PDE decay uniformly to zero, with a rational rate of decay.