Accession Number : ADP004911

Title :   Optimal Corrections of a Damped Linear Oscillator under Random Perturbations,

Corporate Author : WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Chow,P. L. ; Menaldi,J. L.

Report Date : FEB 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An additive control of a randomly excited linear damped oscillator is studied by the methods of dynamic programming and variational inequalities. The objective is to minimize the mean deviation from the rest position over a finite horizon, with a possible resource constraint. We shall present some analytical results on the optimal average cost function and the feedback control law. Numerical solution will be discussed briefly. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, *RANDOM VIBRATION, *DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, *INEQUALITIES, VARIATIONS, OSCILLATORS, DAMPING, CONTROL, EQUATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE