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The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation University of California at Santa Barbara
 

Summary: The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation
University of California at Santa Barbara
Winter 2010 Seminar Series
Presents
Problems of Estimation and Control of a Class of
Nonlinear Thermoelastic Heat Problems
Michael Polis
Oakland University
Friday, January 29, 2009, 3:00 4:00pm CHEM 1171
Abstract: In this seminar we will discuss results related to controllability and estimation for a class of parabolic
distributed parameter systems described by nonlinear, non-local partial differential equations. We consider a
thermoelastic rod that may come into contact with a rigid obstacle. The model captures many issues common to
a number of practical problems such as brake heating where thermoelastic effects are important. These prob-
lems are such that virtually all well known methods for treating distributed problems cannot be applied since the
non-linear, non-local nature of the model means that most assumptions required by these methods simply do
not hold.
About the Speaker: Michael P. Polis received the B.S.E.E. Degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville,
FL, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1966, 1968, and 1972,
respectively. From 1972 to 1983 he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Ecole
Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From 1983 to 1987 he was Director of the Systems

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Mathematics