Decaying and nondecaying properties of the local energy of an elastic wave outside an obstacle

  • Masaru Ikehata
  • Gen Nakamura


We consider the decaying mode of the local energy of the solution of an initial boundary value problem in the exterior region outside a spherical obstacle for the equation of elasticity as time tends to infinity. It is shown that Rayleigh’s surface wave prevents the exponential decay of the local energy in the case of the Neumann boundary condition and that the local energy blows up at the rate of the square of the time variable in the case of the Robin boundary condition.

Key words

elastic wave equation decaying mode Rayleigh’s surface wave 


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© JJAM Publishing Committee 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masaru Ikehata
    • 1
  • Gen Nakamura
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceJosai UniversitySakado, SaitamaJapan

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