Global existence and finite time blow-up in a class of stochastic nonlinear wave equations

Rana D. Parshad, Matthew Beauregard, Aslan Kasimov, Belkacem Said-Houari

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We consider a stochastic extension of a class of wave equations with nonlinear viscoelastic damping and nonlinear forcing. We show the global existence of the solution of the stochastic equation and, additionally, when the source term dominates the damping term and when the initial data are large enough, we show that the expected value of the L p norm of the solution, blows up in finite time. In the presence of noise, we extend the previously known range of initial data corresponding to blow-up. Furthermore we use a spectral stochastic Galerkin method to perform numerical simulations that verify certain special cases of our theoretical results.

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JournalFaculty Publications
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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