Thursday, July 25
8:30-10:30 AM

Methodology and Computations in Control of Distributed Parameter Systems

(Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory)

This minisymposium will focus on some current directions and issues in control theory of distributed parameter systems and related computational questions. The principal theme in the presentations will be control and approximation problems that arise in, and are motivated by, applications to vibrating mechanical systems and flexible structures.

The speakers will discuss control of vibrating flexible systems that exhibit chaos, control of flexible mechanical structures from one equilibrium to another, stability and stabilization issues connected with structure-acoustic interactions, and stability preserving approximation schemes for the approximation of vibrating systems with damping.

Organizer: John E. Lagnese
Georgetown University

8:30 The Controllability of a Coupled Hyperbolic/Parabolic System Arising from the Modelling of Smart Structures
George Avalos, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
9:00 Basic Issues in the Control of Vibrating PDEs with Chaos
Goong Chen and Jianxin Zhou, Texas A&M University
9:30 Stability Preserving Approximation Schemes for Damped Elastic Systems
Richard H. Fabiano, University of St. Thomas
10:00 On the Controllability of Mechanical Structures from One Equilibrium to Another
E.J.P. Georg Schmidt, McGill University, Canada

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MMD, 5/20/96