Local exact controllability for Berger plate equation

  • Nicolae Cîndea
  • Marius TucsnakEmail author
Original Article


We study the exact controllability of a nonlinear plate equation by the means of a control which acts on an internal region of the plate. The main result asserts that this system is locally exactly controllable if the associated linear Euler–Bernoulli system is exactly controllable. In particular, for rectangular domains, we obtain that the Berger system is locally exactly controllable in arbitrarily small time and for every open and nonempty control region.


Local exact controllability Berger equation Nonlinear plate equation Spectral criterium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Élie CartanNancy Université/CNRS/INRIAVandoeuvre-lès-Nancy CedexFrance

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