On the completeness of root vectors of a certain class of differential operators

Academic Article


  • AbstractThe present paper is the first one in a series of two papers devoted to a unified approach to the problem of completeness of the generalized eigenvectors (the root vectors) for a specific class of linear non‐selfadjoint unbounded differential operators. The list of the problems for which such operators are the dynamics generators includes the following: (a) initial boundary‐value problem (IBVP) for a non‐homogeneous string with both distributed and boundary damping; (b) IBVP for small vibrations of an ideal filament with dissipative boundary condition at one end and with a heavy load at the other end; (c) IBVP for a three‐dimensional damped wave equation with spherically symmetric coefficients and both distributed and boundary damping. In the second paper of the series the following problems will be considered: (a) IBVP for a system of two coupled hyperbolic equations constituting a Timoshenko beam model with variable coefficients and boundary damping; (b) IBVP for a coupled Euler–Bernoulli and Timoshenko beam model with boundary energy dissipation (the model known in engineering literature as bending‐torsion vibration model); (c) IBVP for a system of two Timoshenko beams coupled through linear Van der Waals forces. The model of (c) describes vibrational motion of a double‐walled carbon nanotube. In all of the above cases, the result has been obtained by using Krien’s Theorem on completeness of root vectors of a dissipative operator with a nuclear imaginary part. © 2011 WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • June 2011
  • Has Subject Area

    Published In


  • Matrix differential operator
  • nuclear perturbation
  • root vectors
  • spectrum
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 1118
  • End Page

  • 1147
  • Volume

  • 284
  • Issue

  • 8-9