On the Linearised Dynamics of Linked Mechanical Structures

  • E. J. P. Georg Schmidt
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Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 70)


In this paper we take a bird’s eye view of the linear models which have recently been used by various authors in the area of boundary control of partial differential equations to describe the dynamics of mechanical structures which link together elastic and rigid obects. We will illustrate the modeling procedure with various models, old and new. We provide a general existence theorem for the very complicated systems involved in this modeling by using a familiar variational approach in a functional analytic setting.


Timoshenko Beam Exact Controllability Geometric Control Riesz Representation Theorem Simple Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. J. P. Georg Schmidt
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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