Null controllability of a damped Mead-Markus sandwich beam

Pages: 746 - 755, Issue Special, August 2005

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Rajeev Rajaram - Iowa State University, Department of Mathematics, Ames, IA 50011, United States (email)
Scott W. Hansen - Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, United States (email)

Abstract: The Mead-Markus sandwich beam model with shear damping is shown to be null controllable modulo a one dimensional state in an arbitrarily short time. The moment method is used to obtain this result.

Keywords:  Sandwich beam, null controllability, boundary control .
Mathematics Subject Classification:  Primary: 93B05, 80A20; Secondary: 70H25.

Received: September 2004;      Revised: March 2005;      Published: September 2005.