We prove the upper and lower estimates of the area of an unknown elastic inclusion in a thin plate by one boundary measurement. The plate is made of non-homogeneous linearly elastic material belonging to a general class of anisotropy and the domain of the inclusion is a measurable subset of the plate. The size estimates are expressed in terms of the work exerted by a couple field applied at the boundary and of the induced transversal displacement and its normal derivative taken at the boundary of the plate. The main new mathematical tool is a doubling inequality for solutions to fourth-order elliptic equations whose principal part P(x,D) is the product of two second-order elliptic operators P_1(x,D), P_2(x,D) such that P_1(0,D) = P_2(0,D). The proof of the doubling inequality is based on the Carleman method, a sharp threespheres inequality and a bootstrapping argument.

### Doubling inequalities for anisotropic plate equations and applications to size estimates of inclusions

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We prove the upper and lower estimates of the area of an unknown elastic inclusion in a thin plate by one boundary measurement. The plate is made of non-homogeneous linearly elastic material belonging to a general class of anisotropy and the domain of the inclusion is a measurable subset of the plate. The size estimates are expressed in terms of the work exerted by a couple field applied at the boundary and of the induced transversal displacement and its normal derivative taken at the boundary of the plate. The main new mathematical tool is a doubling inequality for solutions to fourth-order elliptic equations whose principal part P(x,D) is the product of two second-order elliptic operators P_1(x,D), P_2(x,D) such that P_1(0,D) = P_2(0,D). The proof of the doubling inequality is based on the Carleman method, a sharp threespheres inequality and a bootstrapping argument.
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