Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 7 (2002), Issue 11, Pages 585-599

Null controllability of a thermoelastic plate

Assia Benabdallah and Maria Grazia Naso

Laboratoire de Calcul Scientifique et UMR 6623, Université de Franche-Comté, Route de Gray, Besançon Cedex 16, 25030, France

Received 1 November 2001

Copyright © 2002 Assia Benabdallah and Maria Grazia Naso. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Thermoelastic plate model with a control term in the thermal equation is considered. The main result in this paper is that with thermal control, locally distributed within the interior and square integrable in time and space, any finite energy solution can be driven to zero at the control time T.