Friday, May 8

Distributed Parameter Systems II

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Chair: C. Maeve McCarthy, University of South Florida
Room: Salon D

10:30 Identification of Piecewise Constant Coefficients of a Beam via Boundary Observation
Sergei A. Avdonin, St. Petersburg State University, Russia; and Negash Medhin, Clark Atlanta University
10:50 Fault Detection of Actuator Failures for 2d Order Distributed Parameter Systems: Well-Posedness and Numerical Results
Michael A. Demetriou, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Azmy Ackleh, University of Southwestern Louisiana; and Simeon Reich, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
11:10 Optimal Control and Identification of Systems Described by Parabolic Hemivariational Inequalities
Stanislaw Migorski and Anna Ochal, Jagiellonian University, Poland
11:10 Boundary Feedback Stabilization of Large Deflections of a Beam
Stephen W. Taylor and Gareth Hegarty, University of Auckland, New Zealand
11:30 Approximation of Exact Controllability: The Case of Smooth Controls
Frederic Bourquin and Jose M. Urquiza, Laboratoire des Materiaux et Structures du Genie Civil, France
11:50 The Tallest Unloaded Column -- Optimality Revisited
C. Maeve McCarthy, University of South Florida; and Steven J. Cox, Rice University

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