In this paper, we consider the system modeled by an axially moving string and a mass-damper-spring (MDS) controller, applied at the right-hand side (RHS) boundary of the string. We are concerned with the nonlinear string and the effect of the control mechanism. We stabilize the system through a proposed boundary velocity feedback control law. Linear and nonlinear control laws through this controller are proposed. In this paper, we find that a linear boundary feedback caused the total mechanical energy of the system to decay an asymptotically, but it fails for an exponential decay. However, a nonlinear boundary feedback controller can stabilize the system exponentially. The asymptotic and exponential stability are verified.

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