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A Numerical Scheme for a Class of Parametric Problem of Fractional Variational Calculus

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Om P. Agrawal

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

Md. Mehedi Hasan, X. W. Tangpong

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Paper No. DETC2011-48768, pp. 165-171; 7 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2011-48768
From:
  • ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 1: 23rd Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, Parts A and B
  • Washington, DC, USA, August 28–31, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5478-5
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME

abstract

Fractional derivatives (FDs) or derivatives of arbitrary order have been used in many applications, and it is envisioned that in future they will appear in many functional minimization problems of practical interest. Since fractional derivatives have such property as being non-local, it can be extremely challenging to find analytical solutions for fractional parametric optimization problems, and in many cases, analytical solutions may not exist. Therefore, it is of great importance to develop numerical methods for such problems. This paper presents a numerical scheme for a linear functional minimization problem that involves FD terms. The FD is defined in terms of the Riemann-Liouville definition; however, the scheme will also apply to Caputo derivatives, as well as other definitions of fractional derivatives. In this scheme, the spatial domain is discretized into several subdomains and 2-node one-dimensional linear elements are adopted to approximate the solution and its fractional derivative at point within the domain. The fractional optimization problem is converted to an eigenvalue problem, the solution of which leads to fractional orthogonal functions. Convergence study of the number of elements and error analysis of the results ensure that the algorithm yields stable results. Various fractional orders of derivative are considered and as the order approaches the integer value of 1, the solution recovers the analytical result for the corresponding integer order problem.

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