01000nas a2200133 4500008004300000245005100043210005100094260002100145520060100166100001800767700002500785700002000810856003600830 2011 en_Ud 00aLarge Time Existence for Thin Vibrating Plates0 aLarge Time Existence for Thin Vibrating Plates bTaylor & Francis3 aWe construct strong solutions for a nonlinear wave equation for a thin vibrating plate described by nonlinear elastodynamics. For sufficiently small thickness we obtain existence of strong solutions for large\\r\\ntimes under appropriate scaling of the initial values such that the limit system as h --> 0 is either the nonlinear von Karman plate equation or the linear fourth order Germain-Lagrange equation. In the case of the\\r\\nlinear Germain-Lagrange equation we even obtain a convergence rate of the three-dimensional solution to the solution of the two-dimensional linear plate equation.1 aAbels, Helmut1 aMora, Maria Giovanna1 aMÃ¼ller, Stefan uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/3755