Analyticity, hyperbolicity and uniform stability of semigroups arising in models of composite beams


We examine the stability properties of a sandwich beam consisting of two outer layers and a thin core. The outer layers are modeled as Euler Bernoulli beams and the inner core provides both elastic and viscous resistance to shearing. We show for both clamped and hinged boundary conditions that (i) if rotational inertia terms are neglected, the model is described by an analytic semigroup, and (ii) if rotational inertia is retained in the outer layers, the model is uniformly exponentially stable.

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Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences