Inserted: 16 jul 2018
Last Updated: 1 apr 2021
Journal: Journal of Evolution Equations
In this paper we analyse a one-dimensional debonding model for a thin film peeled from a substrate when viscosity is taken into account. It is described by the weakly damped wave equation whose domain, the debonded region, grows according to a Griffith's criterion. Firstly we prove that the equation admits a unique solution when the evolution of the debonding front is assigned. Finally we provide an existence and uniqueness result for the coupled problem given by the wave equation together with Griffith's criterion.