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A New Class of Vector Padé Approximants in the Asymptotic Numerical Method: Application in Nonlinear 2D Elasticity

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The Asymptotic Numerical Method (ANM) is a family of algorithms for path following problems, where each step is based on the computation of truncated vector series [1]. The Vector Padé approximants were introduced in the ANM to improve the domain of validity of vector series and to reduce the number of steps needed to obtain the entire solution path [1,2]. In this paper and in the framework of the ANM, we define and build a new type of Vector Padé approximant from a truncated vector series by extending the definition of the Padé approximant of a scalar series without any orthonormalization procedure. By this way, we define a new class of Vector Padé approximants which can be used to extend the domain of validity in the ANM algorithms. There is a connection between this type of Vector Padé approximant and Vector Padé type approximant introduced in [3, 4]. We show also that the Vector Padé approximants introduced in the previous works [1,2], are special cases of this class. Applications in 2D nonlinear elasticity are presented.

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Hamdaoui, A. , Hihi, R. , Braikat, B. , Tounsi, N. and Damil, N. (2014) A New Class of Vector Padé Approximants in the Asymptotic Numerical Method: Application in Nonlinear 2D Elasticity. World Journal of Mechanics, 4, 44-53. doi: 10.4236/wjm.2014.42006.


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