# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

July  2018, 17(4): 1449-1478. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2018070

## Local and global existence of solutions to a strongly damped wave equation of the $p$-Laplacian type

 Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 203 Avery Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0130, USA

* Corresponding author: Nicholas J. Kass has been partially supported by NSF grant DMS-1211232

Received  May 2017 Revised  December 2017 Published  April 2018

 $p$
-Laplacian type:
 $u_{tt} - Δ_p u -Δ u_t = 0$
in a bounded domain
 $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^3$
with a sufficiently smooth boundary
 $\Gamma = \partial \Omega$
subject to a generalized Robin boundary condition featuring boundary damping and a nonlinear source term. The operator
 $Δ_p$
,
 $2 , denotes the classical $ p$-Laplacian. The nonlinear boundary term $ f(u) $is a source feedback that is allowed to have a supercritical exponent, in the sense that the associated Nemytskii operator is not locally Lipschitz from $ {W^{1,p}}\left( \Omega \right) $into $ L^2(\Gamma) $. Under suitable assumptions on the parameters we provide a rigorous proof of existence of a local weak solution which can be extended globally in time provided the source term satisfies an appropriate growth condition. Citation: Nicholas J. Kass, Mohammad A. Rammaha. Local and global existence of solutions to a strongly damped wave equation of the$ p $-Laplacian type. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2018, 17 (4) : 1449-1478. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2018070 ##### References:  [1] R. A. Adams, Sobolev Spaces, Academic Press, New York, 1975.Google Scholar [2] K. Agre and M. A. 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