We will consider the exact controllability of the distributed system, governed by string equation with memory. It will be proved that this mechanical system can be driven to an equilibrium point in a finite time, the absolute value of the distributed control function being bounded. In this case, the memory kernel is a linear combination of two exponentials.
The boundary controllability of oscillations of a plane membrane is studied. The magnitude of the control is bounded. The controllability problem of driving the membrane to rest is considered. The method of proof proposed in this paper can be applied to any dimension but only the two-dimen- sional case is considered for simplicity.
The problem of the exact bounded control of transverse vibrations of a thin plate is considered. Control actions are applied to the boundary of the plate, which fills a certain bounded domain on the plane. The purpose of the control is to completely stop oscillations in a finite time period.