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A Novel Fictitious Time Integration Method for Solving the Discretized Inverse Sturm-Liouville Problems, For Specified Eigenvalues

Chein-Shan Liu1, Satya N. Atluri2

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan. E-mail: csliu@mail.ntou.edu.tw.
Center for Aerospace Research & Education, University of California, Irvine .

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2008, 36(3), 261-286. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2008.036.261

Abstract

The inverse Sturm-Liouville problem finds its applications in the identification of mechanical properties and/or geometrical configurations of a vibrating continuous medium; however, this problem is hard to solve, either theoretically or numerically. Previously, Liu (2008a) has constructed a Lie-group shooting method to determine the eigenvalues, and the corresponding eigenfunctions, for the direct Sturm-Liouville problem. In this study, we are concerned with solving the inverse Sturm-Liouville problem, by developing a Lie-group of SL(2,R) to construct nonlinear algebraic equations (NAEs), when discrete eigenvalues are specified. Our purpose here is to use these NAEs to solve the unknown function in the Sturm-Liouville operator. Then, we use a fictitious time integration method (FTIM) developed by Liu and Atluri (2008), to find the potential function, impedance function or weighting function, in a discretized manner. Numerical examples are presented to show that the Lie-group and FTIM methods have a significantly improved accuracy, along with ease of numerical implementation. The numerical examples also include the inverse problem of determining the material properties and cross-sectional area of a tapered rod undergoing axial vibrations, when the eigen-frequencies are specified.

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Liu, C., Atluri, S.N. (2008). A novel fictitious time integration method for solving the discretized inverse sturm-liouville problems, for specified eigenvalues. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 36(3), 261-286. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2008.036.261
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Liu C, Atluri SN. A novel fictitious time integration method for solving the discretized inverse sturm-liouville problems, for specified eigenvalues. Comput Model Eng Sci. 2008;36(3):261-286 https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2008.036.261
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C. Liu and S.N. Atluri, "A Novel Fictitious Time Integration Method for Solving the Discretized Inverse Sturm-Liouville Problems, For Specified Eigenvalues," Comput. Model. Eng. Sci., vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 261-286. 2008. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2008.036.261



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