Electron. J. Diff. Eqns., Vol. 2000(2000), No. 53, pp. 1-13.

Carleman estimates for the Euler-Bernoulli plate operator

Paolo Albano

We present some a-priori estimates of Carleman type for the Euler-Bernoulli plate operator. As an application, we consider a problem of boundary observability for the Euler-Bernoulli plate coupled with the heat equation.

Submitted March 14, 2000. Published July 12, 2000.
Math Subject Classifications: 93B07, 74F05.
Key Words: Carleman estimates, observability, thermo-elasticity.

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Paolo Albano
Dipartimento di Matematica
Universita di Roma
Tor Vergata, Italy
e-mail: albano@axp.mat.uniroma2.it

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