Inserted: 6 mar 2015
Last Updated: 6 mar 2015
A weak formulation for the so-called "semilinear strongly damped wave equation with constraint" is introduced and a corresponding notion of solution is defined. The main idea in this approach consists in the use of duality techniques in Sobolev-Bochner spaces, aimed at providing a suitable "relaxation" of the constraint term. A global in time existence result is proved under the natural condition that the initial data have finite "physical" energy.