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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012, Article ID 658052, 7 pages
Research Article

Existence of Global Attractors for the Nonlinear Plate Equation with Memory Term

School of Mathematics, Taiyuan University of Technology, Yingze 79 West Street, Shanxi, Taiyuan 030024, China

Received 21 July 2012; Accepted 6 September 2012

Academic Editor: Sebastian Anita

Copyright © 2012 Lifang Niu and Jianwen Zhang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A two-dimensional nonlinear plate equation is revisited, which arises from the model of the viscoelastic thin rectangular plate with four edges supported. We establish that the system is exponentially decayed if the memory kernel satisfies the condition of the exponential decay. Furthermore, we show the existence of the global attractor by verifying the condition (C).