Doubling inequality at the boundary for the Kirchhoff - Love plate's equation with Dirichlet conditions

  • Antonino Morassi University of Udine, Italy
  • Edi Rosset University of Trieste, Italy
  • Sergio Vessella University of Florence, Italy


The main result of this paper is a doubling inequality at the boundary for solutions to the Kirchhoff-Love isotropic plate's equation satisfying homogeneous Dirichlet conditions. This result, like the three sphere inequality with optimal exponent at the boundary proved in Alessandrini, Rosset, Vessella, Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal. (2019), implies the Strong Unique Continuation Property at the Boundary (SUCPB). Our approach is based on a suitable Carleman estimate, and involves an ad hoc reflection of the solution. We also give a simple application of our main result, by weakening the standard hypotheses ensuring uniqueness for the Cauchy problem for the plate equation.