Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2005

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Scott Hansen

Abstract

This thesis investigates the controllability of three layer sandwich beams. The damped Mead-Markus beam is shown to be exactly null controllable to a one dimensional state in arbitrary time using the moment method. The undamped Rao-Nakra beam is shown to exactly controllable using the multiplier method. A parallel is drawn between the two methods and two open problems are suggested.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16452

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Rajeev Rajaram

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3184607

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

88 pages

Included in

Mathematics Commons

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