# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

April  2001, 7(2): 283-302. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2001.7.283

## Exact/approximate controllability of thermoelastic plates with variable thermal coefficients

 1 Department of Mathematics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, United States 2 Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400137, Charlottesville, VA 22904, United States

Revised  August 2000 Published  January 2001

We study a controllability problem (exact in the mechanical variables {$w,w_t$} and, simultaneously, approximate in the thermal variable $\theta$) of thermoelastic plates by means of boundary controls, in the clamped/Dirichlet B.C. case, when the 'thermal expansion' term is variable in space.
Citation: M. Eller, Roberto Triggiani. Exact/approximate controllability of thermoelastic plates with variable thermal coefficients. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2001, 7 (2) : 283-302. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2001.7.283
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