Interface feedback control stabilization of a nonlinear fluidstructure interaction


We consider a model of fluidstructure interaction in a bounded domain Ω∈Rn, n=2, where Ω is comprised of two open adjacent sub-domains occupied, respectively, by the solid and the fluid. This leads to a study of the NavierStokes equation coupled on the boundary with the dynamic system of elasticity. We shall consider models where the elastic body exhibits small but rapid oscillations. These are established models arising in engineering applications when the structure is immersed in a viscous flow of liquid. Questions related to the stability of finite energy solutions are of paramount interest. It was shown in Lasiecka and Lu (2011) [14] that all data of finite energy produce solutions whose energy converges strongly to zero. The cited result holds under "partial flatness" geometric condition whose role is to control the effects of the pressure in the NS equation. Related conditions has been used in Avalos and Triggiani (2008) [23] for the analysis of the linear model. The goal of the present work is to study uniform stability of all finite energy solutions corresponding to nonlinear interaction. This particular question, of interest in its own rights, is also a necessary preliminary step for the analysis of optimal control strategies arising in infinite-horizon control problems associated with the structure. It is shown in this paper that a stress type feedback control applied on the interface of the structure produces solutions whose energy is exponentially stable. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Nonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications