Coiflets solutions for Föppl-von Kármán equations governing large deflection of a thin flat plate by a novel wavelet-homotopy approach

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In this paper, a novel technique incorporated the homotopy analysis method (HAM) with Coiflets is developed to obtain highly accurate solutions of the Föppl-von Kármán equations for large bending deflection. The characteristic scale transformation is introduced to nondimensionalize the governing equations. The results are obtained for the transformed nondimensional equations, which are in very excellent agreement with analytical ones or numerical benchmarks performing good efficiency and validity. Besides, we notice the nonlinearity of the Föppl-von Kármán equations is closely connected with the load and length-width ratio of the plate. For the case of the plate suffering tremendous loads, the traditional linear theory does not work, while our Coiflets solutions are still very accurate. It is expected that our proposed approach not only keeps the outstanding merits of the HAM technique for handling strong nonlinearity, but also improves on the computational efficiency to a great extent.


Coiflets Galerkin method Wavelet Foppl-von Karman equations 


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This work is partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Approval No. 11272209 and 11432009).


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  1. 1.Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Ship and Deep-Sea Exploration(CISSE), State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, School of Naval Architecture Ocean and Civil EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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