Alternative growth and decay estimates, reminiscent of the classical Phragmén-Lindelöf principle, are derived for a linearised thermoelastic body whose plane cross-sections increase unboundedly with respect to a given direction. The proof uses a modified Poincaré inequality to construct a differential inequality for a weighted linear combination of the cross-sectional mechanical and thermal energy fluxes. Decay estimates are deduced also for the cross-sectional mean square measures of the displacement and temperature. An explicit upper bound in terms of base data is established for the amplitude occurring in the decay estimates.
- Increasing cross-sections
- Phragmén-Lindelöf principle