Bifurcation & chaos in nonlinear structural dynamics: Novel & highly efficient optimal-feedback accelerated Picard iteration algorithms

Xuechuan Wang, Weicheng Pei, Satya N. Atluri

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Abstract

A new class of algorithms for solving nonlinear structural dynamical problems are derived in the present paper, as being based on optimal-feedback-accelerated Picard iteration, wherein the solution vectors for the displacements and velocities at any time t in a finitely large time interval ti≤t≤ti+1 are corrected by a weighted (with a matrix λ) integral of the error from ti to t. We present 3 approximations to solve the Euler-Lagrange equations for the optimal weighting functions λ; thus we present 3 algorithms denoted as Optimal-Feedback-Accelerated Picard Iteration (OFAPI) algorithms-1, 2, 3. The interval (ti+1−ti) in the 3 OFAPI algorithms can be several hundred times larger than the increment (Δt) required in the finite difference based implicit or explicit methods, for the same stability and accuracy. Moreover, the OFAPI algorithms-2, 3 do not require the inversion of the tangent stiffness matrix, as is required in finite difference based implicit methods. It is found that OFAPI algorithms-1, 2, 3 (especially OFAPI algorithm-2) require several orders of magnitude of less computational time than the currently popular implicit and explicit finite difference methods, and provide better accuracy and convergence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-69
Number of pages16
JournalCommunications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
Volume65
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Collocation method
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Picard iteration method
  • Structural vibrations
  • Variational method

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