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nonlinear Love equation; Faedo-Galerkin method; local existence; blow up; exponential decay
In this paper we consider a nonlinear Love equation associated with Dirichlet conditions. First, under suitable conditions, the existence of a unique local weak solution is proved. Next, a blow up result for solutions with negative initial energy is also established. Finally, a sufficient condition guaranteeing the global existence and exponential decay of weak solutions is given. The proofs are based on the linearization method, the Galerkin method associated with a priori estimates, weak convergence, compactness techniques and the construction of a suitable Lyapunov functional. To our knowledge, there has been no decay or blow up result for equations of Love waves or Love type waves before.
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