Min-max game theory for elastic and visco-elastic fluid structure interactions


We present the salient features of a min-max game theory developed in the context of coupled PDE's with an interface. Canonical applications include linear fluid-structure interaction problem modeled by Oseen's equations coupled with elastic waves. We shall consider two models for the structures: elastic and visco-elastic. Control and disturbance are allowed to act at the interface between the two media. The sought-after saddle solutions are expressed in a pointwise feedback form, which involves a Riccati operator; that is, an operator satisfying a suitable non-standard Riccati differential equation. Motivations, applications as well as a brief historical account are also provided. © Lasiecka et al.

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Open Applied Mathematics Journal