This paper compares the variational iteration method (VIM), the Ado-mian decomposition method (ADM) and the Picard iteration method (PIM) for solving a system of first order nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs). A unification of the concepts underlying these three methods is attempted by considering a very general iterative algorithm for VIM. It is found that all the three methods can be regarded as special cases of using a very general matrix of La-grange multipliers in the iterative algorithm of VIM. The global variational iteration method is briefly reviewed, and further recast into a Local VIM, which is much more convenient and capable of predicting long term complex dynamic responses of nonlinear systems even if they are chaotic.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||CMES - Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences|
|State||Published - 2016|