Control of a thermoviscoelastic system

J. A. Burns, E. M. Cliff, Z. Y. Liu, R. E. Miller

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The authors consider the problem of controlling a thermoviscoelastic system. They assume that the elastic bar is composed of a Boltzmann material (i.e., it exhibits a fading memory behavior) and include the simplest thermodynamic model to investigate the effect of heat transfer on damping. A quadratic cost optimal control problem is formulated, and a finite-element/averaging scheme is used to solve the problem with and without thermal effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1249-1252
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 27th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Dec 7 1988Dec 9 1988


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