Publications of Gyulov, Tihomir

On a class of boundary value problems involving the p-biharmonic operator

A nonlinear boundary value problem involving the p-biharmonic operator is investigated, where p > 1. It describes various problems in the theory of elasticity, e.g., the shape of an elastic beam where the bending moment depends on the curvature as a power function with exponent p − 1. We prove existence of solutions satisfying a quite general boundary condition that incorporates many particular boundary conditions which are frequently considered in the literature.

A necessary and sufficient condition for input identifiability for linear time-invariant systems

A necessary and sufficient condition for input identifiability for linear autonomous systems is given. The result is based on a finite iterative process and its proof relies on elementary arguments involving matrices, finite dimensional linear spaces, Gronwall’s lemma, and linear differential systems. Our condition is equivalent to the classical condition involving the geometrical concept of controlled invariant [V. Basile, G. Marro, Controlled and Conditioned Invariants in Linear System Theory, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1992, p. 237] and the dimension reduction algorithm that we propose seems to be useful in designing deconvolution methods.