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    Identification of dynamical systems with fractional derivative damping models using inverse sensitivity analysis

    R Sivaprasad1,2, S Venkatesha1, C S Manohar1,3
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.9, No.3, pp. 179-208, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.009.179
    Abstract The problem of identifying parameters of time invariant linear dynamical systems with fractional derivative damping models, based on a spatially incomplete set of measured frequency response functions and experimentally determined eigensolutions, is considered. Methods based on inverse sensitivity analysis of damped eigensolutions and frequency response functions are developed. It is shown that the eigensensitivity method requires the development of derivatives of solutions of an asymmetric generalized eigenvalue problem. Both the first and second order inverse sensitivity analyses are considered. The study demonstrates the successful performance of the identification algorithms developed based on synthetic data on one, two and a 33… More >

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    Wavelet-based Inclusion Detection in Cantilever Beams

    Zheng Li1,2, Wei Zhang1, Kezhuang Gong1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.9, No.3, pp. 209-228, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.009.209
    Abstract In this paper, continuous wavelet transform has been applied to inclusion detection in cantilever beams. By means of FEM, a cantilever beam with an inclusion is subjected to an impact on its free end, and its stress wave propagation process is calculated. Here, two kinds of inclusions which are distinct in material behavior have been discussed. And we change the inclusion's sizes in the beam and set it in three different positions to simulate some complicated situations. For soft inclusion, the results show that the arrival times of incident and reflective wave are distinguishable by performing Gabor wavelet transform and… More >

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    A Fictitious Time Integration Method for the Burgers Equation

    Chein-Shan Liu1
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.9, No.3, pp. 229-252, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.009.229
    Abstract When the given input data are corrupted by an intensive noise, most numerical methods may fail to produce acceptable numerical solutions. Here, we propose a new numerical scheme for solving the Burgers equation forward in time and backward in time. A fictitious time τ is used to transform the dependent variable u(x,t) into a new one by (1+τ )u(x,t) =: v(x,t,τ), such that the original Burgers equation is written as a new parabolic type partial differential equation in the space of (x,t,τ). A fictitious damping coefficient can be used to strengthen the stability in the numerical integration of a semi-discretized… More >

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    Regularized meshless method for antiplane piezoelectricity problems with multiple inclusions

    K.H. Chen1,2, J.H. Kao3, J.T. Chen4
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.9, No.3, pp. 253-280, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmc.2009.009.253
    Abstract In this paper, solving antiplane piezoelectricity problems with multiple inclusions are attended by using the regularized meshless method (RMM). This is made possible that the troublesome singularity in the MFS disappears by employing the subtracting and adding-back techniques. The governing equations for linearly electro-elastic medium are reduced to two uncoupled Laplace's equations. The representations of two solutions of the two uncoupled system are obtained by using the RMM. By matching interface conditions, the linear algebraic system is obtained. Finally, typical numerical examples are presented and discussed to demonstrate the accuracy of the solutions. More >

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