Effect compensation of the presence of a time-dependent interior delay on the stabilization of the rotating disk-beam system

Boumediene Chentouf

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In this article, we investigate the compensation problem of the effect of the interior time-dependent delay on the stabilization of a rotating disk-beam system. The physical system consists of a flexible beam free at one end, and attached to the center of the rotating disk whose angular velocity is time-varying. Assuming that a time-dependent interior delay is present in the system, we introduce a dynamic boundary force control at the free end of the beam and a torque control on the disk. Then, we show the destabilizing effect of the delay is compensated. Specifically, it is shown that the presence of such proposed controls assures the exponential stability of the system, provided that some reasonable conditions on the angular velocity of the disk and delay are fulfilled. Numerical examples in the case of constant delay are also provided to highlight the stability result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-990
Number of pages14
JournalNonlinear Dynamics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016



  • Dissipative boundary force control
  • Interior control
  • Rotating disk-beam
  • Stability
  • Time-dependent delay
  • Torque control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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