Siberian Mathematical Journal

, Volume 53, Issue 6, pp 1128–1138 | Cite as

A two-dimensional inverse problem for the viscoelasticity equation

  • V. G. RomanovEmail author


For the integrodifferential equation that corresponds to the two-dimensional viscoelasticity problem, we study the problem of determining the density, the elasticity coefficient, and the spaceintegral term in the equation. We assume that the sought functions differ from the given constants only inside the unit disk D = {x ∈ ℝ2 | |x| < 1}. As information for solving this inverse problem, we consider the one-parameter family of solutions to the integrodifferential equation corresponding to impulse sources localized on straight lines and, on the boundary of D, there are defined the traces of the solutions for some finite time interval. It is shown that the use of a comparatively small part of the given information about the kinematics and the elements of dynamics of the propagating waves makes it possible to reduce the problem under consideration to three consecutively and uniquely solvable inverse problems that together give a solution to the initial inverse problem.


viscoelasticity inverse problem uniqueness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sobolev Institute of MathematicsNovosibirskRussia

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