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Numerical Scheme for Generalized Isoparametric Constraint Variational Problems With A-Operator

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Rajesh K. Pandey

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, ILPDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur, Jabalpur, MP, India

Om P. Agrawal

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

Paper No. DETC2013-12388, pp. V004T08A017; 6 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 4: 18th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 2013 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications
  • Portland, Oregon, USA, August 4–7, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5591-1
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


This paper presents a numerical scheme for a class of Isoperimetric Constraint Variational Problems (ICVPs) defined in terms of an A-operator introduced recently. In this scheme, Bernstein’s polynomials are used to approximate the desired function and to reduce the problem from a functional space to an eigenvalue problem in a finite dimensional space. Properties of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of this problem are used to obtain approximate solutions to the problem. Results for two examples are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme. In special cases the A-operator reduce to Riemann-Liouville, Caputo, Riesz-Riemann-Liouville and Riesz-Caputo, and several other fractional derivatives defined in the literature. Thus, the approach presented here provides a general scheme for ICVPs defined using different types of fractional derivatives. Although, only Bernstein’s polynomials are used here to approximate the solutions, many other approximation schemes are possible. Effectiveness of these approximation schemes will be presented in the future.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME



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