We consider a semilinear elliptic equation in a cylinder of variable cross-section subject to zero conditions on the lateral boundaries. A second-order differential inequality is obtained for an L2p cross-sectional measure of the solution, where p is a positive integer.It is used to obtain an upper bound for the measure in terms of data, supposed specified on the plane ends of the cylinder (finite cylinder). A semi-infinite cylinder is then considered-the principal concern of the paper-and propositions are proved therefor;a global solution, when it exists, must decay at least exponentially in both cross-sectional and energy measures. These results, obtained without assuming that the solution tends to zero at large distances, depend crucially upon a lemma derived from the basic second-order differential inequality. © 1992 Oxford University Press.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1992|