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Mechanical Systems with Partial Damping: Two Examples
We discuss the problem of constructing steady state motions of mechanical systems with partial damping. A planar three bar linkage with viscous damping at one of the joints is considered as an example. We show that for a ...
A Wavelet Approach to Wafer Temperature Measurement via Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy
A methodology for the determination of wafer temperature in Molecular Beam Epitaxy via diffuse reflectance measurements is developed. Approximate physical principles are not used, instead, patterns in the data (reflectance ...
The Hybrid Motor Prototype: Design Details and Demonstration Results
A novel hybrid rotary motor incorporating piezoelectric and magnetostrictive actuators has been designed and demonstrated. The novelty of this motor was the creation of an electrical resonant circuit, whereby reactive power ...
Modeling of Impact on a Flexible Beam
We consider the problem of modeling dynamical effects of impact of an elastic body on a flexible beam. We derive a nonlinear integral equation by using the Hertz law of impact in conjunction with the beam equation. This ...
H∞ Control for Impulsive Disturbances: A State-Space Solution
In this paper we formulate and study an interesting (sub) optimal H∞ control problem related to the attenuation of impulsive disturbances to a class of linear systems. Among the motivating factors is the need to study ...
Optimal Control of a Rigid Body with Two Oscillators
This paper is concerned with the exploration of reduction and explicit solvability of optimal control problems on principal bundles with connections from a Hamiltonian point of view. The particular mechanical system we ...