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EECT is primarily devoted to papers on analysis and control of infinite dimensional systems with emphasis on applications to PDE's and FDEs. Topics include:

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The journal also welcomes excellent contributions on interesting and challenging ODE systems which arise as simplified models of infinite-dimensional structures.

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Exact rate of decay for solutions to damped second order ODE's with a degenerate potential
Tomáš Bárta
2018, 7(4) : 531-543 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018025 +[Abstract](364) +[HTML](184) +[PDF](416.56KB)
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We prove exact rate of decay for solutions to a class of second order ordinary differential equations with degenerate potentials, in particular, for potential functions that grow as different powers in different directions in a neigborhood of zero. As a tool we derive some decay estimates for scalar second order equations with non-autonomous damping.

Observability of wave equation with Ventcel dynamic condition
Imen Benabbas and Djamel Eddine Teniou
2018, 7(4) : 545-570 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018026 +[Abstract](370) +[HTML](264) +[PDF](451.6KB)
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The main purpose of this work is to prove a new variant of Mehrenberger's inequality. Subsequently, we apply it to establish several observability estimates for the wave equation subject to Ventcel dynamic condition.

Optimal control for the stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo model with recovery variable
Francesco Cordoni and Luca Di Persio
2018, 7(4) : 571-585 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018027 +[Abstract](314) +[HTML](186) +[PDF](451.85KB)
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In the present paper we derive the existence and uniqueness of the solution for the optimal control problem governed by the stochastic FitzHugh-Nagumo equation with recovery variable. Since the drift coefficient is characterized by a cubic non-linearity, standard techniques cannot be applied, instead we exploit the Ekeland's variational principle.

Some partially observed multi-agent linear exponential quadratic stochastic differential games
Tyrone E. Duncan
2018, 7(4) : 587-597 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018028 +[Abstract](283) +[HTML](163) +[PDF](333.49KB)
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Some multi-agent stochastic differential games described by a stochastic linear system driven by a Brownian motion and having an exponential quadratic payoff for the agents are formulated and solved. The agents have either complete observations or partial observations of the system state. The agents act independently of one another and the explicit optimal feedback control strategies form a Nash equilibrium. In the partially observed problem the observations are the same for all agents which occurs in broadcast situations. The optimal control strategies and optimal payoffs are given explicitly. The method of solution for both problems does not require solving either Hamilton-Jacobi-Isaacs equations or backward stochastic differential equations.

Existence and stabilization of a Kirchhoff moving string with a delay in the boundary or in the internal feedback
Abdelkarim Kelleche and Nasser-Eddine Tatar
2018, 7(4) : 599-616 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018029 +[Abstract](322) +[HTML](176) +[PDF](414.34KB)
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In this paper, we study the effect of an internal or boundary time-delay on the stabilization of a moving string. The models adopted here are nonlinear and of "Kirchhoff" type. The well-posedness of the systems is proven by means of the Faedo-Galerkin method. In both cases, we prove that the solution of the system approaches the equilibrium in an exponential manner in the energy norm. To this end we request that the delayed term be dominated by the damping term. This is established through the multiplier technique.

Backward controllability of pullback trajectory attractors with applications to multi-valued Jeffreys-Oldroyd equations
Yangrong Li, Renhai Wang and Lianbing She
2018, 7(4) : 617-637 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018030 +[Abstract](323) +[HTML](170) +[PDF](493.26KB)
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This paper analyzes the time-dependence and backward controllability of pullback attractors for the trajectory space generated by a non-autonomous evolution equation without uniqueness. A pullback trajectory attractor is called backward controllable if the norm of its union over the past is controlled by a continuous function, and backward compact if it is backward controllable and pre-compact in the past on the underlying space. We then establish two existence theorems for such a backward compact trajectory attractor, which leads to the existence of a pullback attractor with the backward compactness and backward boundedness in two original phase spaces respectively. An essential criterion is the existence of an increasing, compact and absorbing brochette. Applying to the non-autonomous Jeffreys-Oldroyd equations with a backward controllable force, we obtain a backward compact trajectory attractor, and also a pullback attractor with backward compactness in the negative-exponent Sobolev space and backward boundedness in the Lebesgue space.

Dynamic and electrostatic modeling for a piezoelectric smart composite and related stabilization results
Ahmet Özkan Özer
2018, 7(4) : 639-668 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018031 +[Abstract](328) +[HTML](209) +[PDF](1859.49KB)
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A cantilevered piezoelectric smart composite beam, consisting of perfectly bonded elastic, viscoelastic and piezoelectric layers, is considered. The piezoelectric layer is actuated by a voltage source. Both fully dynamic and electrostatic approaches, based on Maxwell's equations, are used to model the piezoelectric layer. We obtain (ⅰ) fully-dynamic and electrostatic Rao-Nakra type models by assuming that the viscoelastic layer has a negligible weight and stiffness, (ⅱ) fully-dynamic and electrostatic Mead-Marcus type models by neglecting the in-plane and rotational inertia terms. Each model is a perturbation of the corresponding classical smart composite beam model. These models are written in the state-space form, the existence and uniqueness of solutions are obtained in appropriate Hilbert spaces. Next, the stabilization problem for each closed-loop system, with a thorough analysis, is investigated for the natural \begin{document}$B^*-$\end{document}type state feedback controllers. The fully dynamic Rao-Nakra model with four state feedback controllers is shown to be not asymptotically stable for certain choices of material parameters whereas the electrostatic model is exponentially stable with only three state feedback controllers (by the spectral multipliers method). Similarly, the fully dynamic Mead-Marcus model lacks of asymptotic stability for certain solutions whereas the electrostatic model is exponentially stable by only one state feedback controller.

Solving an inverse source problem for a time fractional diffusion equation by a modified quasi-boundary value method
Zhousheng Ruan, Sen Zhang and Sican Xiong
2018, 7(4) : 669-682 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018032 +[Abstract](435) +[HTML](178) +[PDF](541.78KB)
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In this paper, we propose a modified quasi-boundary value method to solve an inverse source problem for a time fractional diffusion equation. Under some boundedness assumption, the corresponding convergence rate estimates are derived by using an a priori and an a posteriori regularization parameter choice rules, respectively. Based on the superposition principle, we propose a direct inversion algorithm in a parallel manner.

Controllability for fractional evolution inclusions without compactness
Yong Zhou, V. Vijayakumar and R. Murugesu
2015, 4(4) : 507-524 doi: 10.3934/eect.2015.4.507 +[Abstract](1273) +[PDF](424.8KB) Cited By(52)
Hyperbolic Navier-Stokes equations I: Local well-posedness
Reinhard Racke and Jürgen Saal
2012, 1(1) : 195-215 doi: 10.3934/eect.2012.1.195 +[Abstract](995) +[PDF](426.3KB) Cited By(19)
On well-posedness of incompressible two-phase flows with phase transitions: The case of equal densities
Jan Prüss, Yoshihiro Shibata, Senjo Shimizu and Gieri Simonett
2012, 1(1) : 171-194 doi: 10.3934/eect.2012.1.171 +[Abstract](1086) +[PDF](459.7KB) Cited By(15)
Feedback control of nonlinear dissipative systems by finite determining parameters - A reaction-diffusion paradigm
Abderrahim Azouani and Edriss S. Titi
2014, 3(4) : 579-594 doi: 10.3934/eect.2014.3.579 +[Abstract](860) +[PDF](418.2KB) Cited By(14)
On Kelvin-Voigt model and its generalizations
Miroslav Bulíček, Josef Málek and K. R. Rajagopal
2012, 1(1) : 17-42 doi: 10.3934/eect.2012.1.17 +[Abstract](1566) +[PDF](596.6KB) Cited By(13)
The effect of the wave speeds and the frictional damping terms on the decay rate of the Bresse system
Abdelaziz Soufyane and Belkacem Said-Houari
2014, 3(4) : 713-738 doi: 10.3934/eect.2014.3.713 +[Abstract](969) +[PDF](498.1KB) Cited By(13)
Fluid-structure interaction with and without internal dissipation of the structure: A contrast study in stability
George Avalos and Roberto Triggiani
2013, 2(4) : 563-598 doi: 10.3934/eect.2013.2.563 +[Abstract](919) +[PDF](827.5KB) Cited By(12)
Rational decay rates for a PDE heat--structure interaction: A frequency domain approach
George Avalos and Roberto Triggiani
2013, 2(2) : 233-253 doi: 10.3934/eect.2013.2.233 +[Abstract](1002) +[PDF](610.3KB) Cited By(11)
Regularity and stability of a wave equation with a strong damping and dynamic boundary conditions
Nicolas Fourrier and Irena Lasiecka
2013, 2(4) : 631-667 doi: 10.3934/eect.2013.2.631 +[Abstract](1309) +[PDF](803.7KB) Cited By(9)
On the Cauchy problem for the Schrödinger-Hartree equation
Binhua Feng and Xiangxia Yuan
2015, 4(4) : 431-445 doi: 10.3934/eect.2015.4.431 +[Abstract](883) +[PDF](441.7KB) Cited By(8)
Martingale solutions for stochastic Navier-Stokes equations driven by Lévy noise
Kumarasamy Sakthivel and Sivaguru S. Sritharan
2012, 1(2) : 355-392 doi: 10.3934/eect.2012.1.355 +[Abstract](953) +[PDF](583.6KB) PDF Downloads(284)
The controllability of a thermoelastic plate problem revisited
Moncef Aouadi and Taoufik Moulahi
2018, 7(1) : 1-31 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018001 +[Abstract](1275) +[HTML](393) +[PDF](612.96KB) PDF Downloads(214)
Energy decay for the damped wave equation on an unbounded network
Rachid Assel and Mohamed Ghazel
2018, 7(3) : 335-351 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018017 +[Abstract](721) +[HTML](273) +[PDF](431.8KB) PDF Downloads(141)
Stability problem for the age-dependent predator-prey model
Antoni Leon Dawidowicz and Anna Poskrobko
2018, 7(1) : 79-93 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018005 +[Abstract](1459) +[HTML](373) +[PDF](421.72KB) PDF Downloads(136)
Inverse observability inequalities for integrodifferential equations in square domains
Paola Loreti and Daniela Sforza
2018, 7(1) : 61-77 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018004 +[Abstract](889) +[HTML](328) +[PDF](435.73KB) PDF Downloads(114)
Heat-viscoelastic plate interaction: Analyticity, spectral analysis, exponential decay
Roberto Triggiani and Jing Zhang
2018, 7(1) : 153-182 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018008 +[Abstract](1048) +[HTML](398) +[PDF](626.99KB) PDF Downloads(112)
On state-dependent sweeping process in Banach spaces
Dalila Azzam-Laouir and Fatiha Selamnia
2018, 7(2) : 183-196 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018009 +[Abstract](729) +[HTML](177) +[PDF](393.79KB) PDF Downloads(111)
Exact boundary controllability for the Boussinesq equation with variable coefficients
Jamel Ben Amara and Hedi Bouzidi
2018, 7(3) : 403-415 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018020 +[Abstract](554) +[HTML](205) +[PDF](486.31KB) PDF Downloads(108)
Observability of wave equation with Ventcel dynamic condition
Imen Benabbas and Djamel Eddine Teniou
2018, 7(4) : 545-570 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018026 +[Abstract](370) +[HTML](264) +[PDF](451.6KB) PDF Downloads(108)
Self-similar solutions to nonlinear Dirac equations and an application to nonuniqueness
Hyungjin Huh
2018, 7(1) : 53-60 doi: 10.3934/eect.2018003 +[Abstract](1077) +[HTML](343) +[PDF](323.9KB) PDF Downloads(96)

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