Advances in Mathematical Physics The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2015 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. The Nonlinear Hydroelastic Response of a Semi-Infinite Elastic Plate Floating on a Fluid due to Incident Progressive Waves Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:51:48 +0000 The nonlinear hydroelastic response of very large floating structures (VLFSs) or an ice sheet floating on the surface of deep water, idealized as a semi-infinite thin elastic plate, is investigated analytically in the case of nonlinear incident waves. Assuming that the fluid is inviscid and incompressible and the motion is irrotational, we consider incident progressive waves with a given angular frequency within the framework of potential flow theory. With the aid of the homotopy analysis method (HAM), the convergent analytical series solutions are derived by solving the simultaneous equations in which we apply a convergence-control parameter to obtain convergent solutions with relatively few terms. The clear calculation results are represented to show nonlinear wave-plate interaction. The effects of different physical parameters, including incident wave amplitude, Young’s modulus, the thickness and density of the plate on the wave scattering, and the hydroelastic response of the floating plate, are considered. We find that the variations of the plate stiffness, thickness, and density greatly change amount of wave energy which is reflected into the open water region and is transmitted into the plate-covered region. Further, the hydroelastic response of the plate also can be affected by the amplitude of incident wave. Ping Wang Copyright © 2015 Ping Wang. All rights reserved. A Meshless Method Based on the Fundamental Solution and Radial Basis Function for Solving an Inverse Heat Conduction Problem Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:36:15 +0000 We propose a new meshless method to solve a backward inverse heat conduction problem. The numerical scheme, based on the fundamental solution of the heat equation and radial basis functions (RBFs), is used to obtain a numerical solution. Since the coefficients matrix is ill-conditioned, the Tikhonov regularization (TR) method is employed to solve the resulted system of linear equations. Also, the generalized cross-validation (GCV) criterion is applied to choose a regularization parameter. A test problem demonstrates the stability, accuracy, and efficiency of the proposed method. Muhammad Arghand and Majid Amirfakhrian Copyright © 2015 Muhammad Arghand and Majid Amirfakhrian. All rights reserved. Generalized Wavelet Fisher’s Information of Signals Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:52:55 +0000 This paper defines the generalized wavelet Fisher information of parameter . This information measure is obtained by generalizing the time-domain definition of Fisher’s information of Furuichi to the wavelet domain and allows to quantify smoothness and correlation, among other signals characteristics. Closed-form expressions of generalized wavelet Fisher information for signals are determined and a detailed discussion of their properties, characteristics and their relationship with wavelet -Fisher information are given. Information planes of signals Fisher information are obtained and, based on these, potential applications are highlighted. Finally, generalized wavelet Fisher information is applied to the problem of detecting and locating weak structural breaks in stationary signals, particularly for fractional Gaussian noise series. It is shown that by using a joint Fisher/F-Statistic procedure, significant improvements in time and accuracy are achieved in comparison with the sole application of the F-statistic. Julio Ramírez-Pacheco, Homero Toral-Cruz, Luis Rizo-Domínguez, and Joaquin Cortez-Gonzalez Copyright © 2015 Julio Ramírez-Pacheco et al. All rights reserved. Generalized Taylor Series Method for Solving Nonlinear Fractional Differential Equations with Modified Riemann-Liouville Derivative Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:27:04 +0000 We propose an efficient analytic method for solving nonlinear differential equations of fractional order. The fractional derivative is defined in the sense of modified Riemann-Liouville derivative. A new technique for calculating the generalized Taylor series coefficients (also known as “generalized differential transforms,” GDTs) of nonlinear functions and a new approach of the generalized Taylor series method (GTSM) are presented. This new method offers a simple algorithm for computing GDTs of nonlinear functions and avoids massive computational work that usually arises in the standard method. Several illustrative examples are demonstrated to show effectiveness of the proposed method. Süleyman Öğrekçi Copyright © 2015 Süleyman Öğrekçi. All rights reserved. Influence of Hierarchic Structure on the Moisture Permeability of Biomimic Woven Fabric Using Fractal Derivative Method Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:00:16 +0000 The relationship between the unique internal structure of biomimic woven fabric and its moisture management property is investigated using fractal derivative method. The biomimic fabric exhibits a fractal hierarchic inner structure, and its fractal hierarchy can be further extended by fleece finishing treatment on both surfaces of the fabric. Fractal derivative analysis indicates that the fuzzy biomimic fabric with a higher hierarchic construction after fleece finishing performs better in moisture permeability, and the result was proved by experimental tests. Jie Fan, Na Zhu, Li-li Wang, Zhi Liu, Chang-Yuan Wang, and Yong Liu Copyright © 2015 Jie Fan et al. All rights reserved. The Global Symmetry Group of Quantum Spectral Beams and Geometric Phase Factors Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:15:56 +0000 We propose a cohomological modelling schema of quantum state spaces and their connectivity structures in relation to the formulation of global geometric phase phenomena. In the course of this schema, we introduce the notion of Hermitian differential line sheaves or unitary rays and classify their gauge equivalence classes in terms of a global differential invariant given by the de Rham cohomology class of the curvature. Furthermore, we formulate and interpret physically the curvature recognition integrality theorem for unitary rays. Using this recognition theorem, we define the notion of a quantum spectral beam and show that it has an affine space structure with structure group given by the characters of the fundamental group. Elias Zafiris Copyright © 2015 Elias Zafiris. All rights reserved. Unsteady Flows of a Generalized Fractional Burgers’ Fluid between Two Side Walls Perpendicular to a Plate Sun, 05 Apr 2015 14:21:22 +0000 The unsteady flows of a generalized fractional Burgers’ fluid between two side walls perpendicular to a plate are studied for the case of Rayleigh-Stokes’ first and second problems. Exact solutions of the velocity fields are derived in terms of the generalized Mittag-Leffler function by using the double Fourier transform and discrete Laplace transform of sequential fractional derivatives. The solution for Rayleigh-Stokes’ first problem is represented as the sum of the Newtonian solutions and the non-Newtonian contributions, based on which the solution for Rayleigh-Stokes’ second problem is constructed by the Duhamel’s principle. The solutions for generalized second-grade fluid, generalized Maxwell fluid, and generalized Oldroyd-B fluid performing the same motions appear as limiting cases of the present solutions. Furthermore, the influences of fractional parameters and material parameters on the unsteady flows are discussed by graphical illustrations. Jianhong Kang, Yingke Liu, and Tongqiang Xia Copyright © 2015 Jianhong Kang et al. All rights reserved. Existence of Electrically Charged Structures with Regular Center in Nonlinear Electrodynamics Minimally Coupled to Gravity Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:13:53 +0000 We address the question of correct description of Lagrange dynamics for regular electrically charged structures in nonlinear electrodynamics coupled to gravity. Regular spherically symmetric configuration satisfying the weak energy condition has obligatory de Sitter center in which the electric field vanishes while the energy density of electromagnetic vacuum achieves its maximal value. The Maxwell weak field limit as requires vanishing electric field at infinity. A field invariant evolves between two minus zero in the center and at infinity which makes a Lagrangian with nonequal asymptotic limits inevitably branching. We formulate the appropriate nonuniform variational problem including the proper boundary conditions and present the example of the spherically symmetric Lagrangian describing electrically charged structure with the regular center. Irina Dymnikova, Evgeny Galaktionov, and Eduard Tropp Copyright © 2015 Irina Dymnikova et al. All rights reserved. Approximate Analytical Solutions of the Fractional-Order Brusselator System Using the Polynomial Least Squares Method Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:37:48 +0000 The paper presents a new method, called the Polynomial Least Squares Method (PLSM). PLSM allows us to compute approximate analytical solutions for the Brusselator system, which is a fractional-order system of nonlinear differential equations. Constantin Bota and Bogdan Căruntu Copyright © 2015 Constantin Bota and Bogdan Căruntu. All rights reserved. Power Load Prediction Based on Fractal Theory Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:17:10 +0000 The basic theories of load forecasting on the power system are summarized. Fractal theory, which is a new algorithm applied to load forecasting, is introduced. Based on the fractal dimension and fractal interpolation function theories, the correlation algorithms are applied to the model of short-term load forecasting. According to the process of load forecasting, the steps of every process are designed, including load data preprocessing, similar day selecting, short-term load forecasting, and load curve drawing. The attractor is obtained using an improved deterministic algorithm based on the fractal interpolation function, a day’s load is predicted by three days’ historical loads, the maximum relative error is within 3.7%, and the average relative error is within 1.6%. The experimental result shows the accuracy of this prediction method, which has a certain application reference value in the field of short-term load prediction. Liang Jian-Kai, Carlo Cattani, and Song Wan-Qing Copyright © 2015 Liang Jian-Kai et al. All rights reserved. Hybrid Fundamental Solution Based Finite Element Method: Theory and Applications Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:05:33 +0000 An overview on the development of hybrid fundamental solution based finite element method (HFS-FEM) and its application in engineering problems is presented in this paper. The framework and formulations of HFS-FEM for potential problem, plane elasticity, three-dimensional elasticity, thermoelasticity, anisotropic elasticity, and plane piezoelectricity are presented. In this method, two independent assumed fields (intraelement filed and auxiliary frame field) are employed. The formulations for all cases are derived from the modified variational functionals and the fundamental solutions to a given problem. Generation of elemental stiffness equations from the modified variational principle is also described. Typical numerical examples are given to demonstrate the validity and performance of the HFS-FEM. Finally, a brief summary of the approach is provided and future trends in this field are identified. Changyong Cao and Qing-Hua Qin Copyright © 2015 Changyong Cao and Qing-Hua Qin. All rights reserved. On the Rate of Convergence by Generalized Baskakov Operators Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:34:15 +0000 We firstly construct generalized Baskakov operators and their truncated sum . Secondly, we study the pointwise convergence and the uniform convergence of the operators , respectively, and estimate that the rate of convergence by the operators is . Finally, we study the convergence by the truncated operators and state that the finite truncated sum can replace the operators in the computational point of view provided that . Yi Gao, Wenshuai Wang, and Shigang Yue Copyright © 2015 Yi Gao et al. All rights reserved. Incompressible Limit for the Compressible Flows of Nematic Liquid Crystals in the Whole Space Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:42:38 +0000 We consider the compressible flows of liquid crystals arising in a variety of scientific examples. We here study the incompressible limit of weak solutions of the compressible flows of nematic liquid crystals in the whole space . Young-Sam Kwon Copyright © 2015 Young-Sam Kwon. All rights reserved. Deformed Entropic and Information Inequalities for -States of Two-Qubit and Single Qudit States Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:28:40 +0000 The -deformed entropies of quantum and classical systems are discussed. Standard and -deformed entropic inequalities for -states of the two-qubit system and the state of single qudit with are presented. V. I. Man’ko and L. A. Markovich Copyright © 2015 V. I. Man’ko and L. A. Markovich. All rights reserved. Eigenvalues for a Neumann Boundary Problem Involving the -Laplacian Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:47:16 +0000 We study the existence of weak solutions to the following Neumann problem involving the -Laplacian operator:  , , , . Under some appropriate conditions on the functions ,  ,  , and  , we prove that there exists such that any is an eigenvalue of the above problem. Our analysis mainly relies on variational arguments based on Ekeland’s variational principle. Qing Miao Copyright © 2015 Qing Miao. All rights reserved. Orthogonal Projections Based on Hyperbolic and Spherical -Simplex Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:31:00 +0000 Orthogonal projection along a geodesic to the chosen k-plane is introduced using edge and Gram matrix of an n-simplex in hyperbolic or spherical n-space. The distance from a point to k-plane is obtained by the orthogonal projection. It is also given the perpendicular foot from a point to k-plane of hyperbolic and spherical n-space. Murat Savas, Baki Karliga, and Atakan T. Yakut Copyright © 2015 Murat Savas et al. All rights reserved. Investigating the Nanoparticles Penetration Efficiency through Horizontal Tubes Using an Experimental Approach Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:54:03 +0000 It is a complex transfer process of nanoparticles in a tube. In this paper, in order to quantify the penetration efficiency of nanoparticles in different flows condition through horizontal tubes, the experiments have been carried out with particles diameter between 6 nm and 560 nm in various lengths of sampling tube. The results were in good agreement with the theory of Gormley and Kennedy and the experiment results of Kumar et al. for particles size smaller than 100 nm. Particles penetration rate increases with increasing of the Schmidt number (Sc), and it decreases with increasing Reynolds and tube length. Particles deposition on the wall induces the changes of the mass and average diameter of particles continuously. Therefore, a nondimensional parameter (ς) defined dependency on Reynolds number and particle residence time in tube has been used to express total mass penetration efficiency and mean size growth rate through a straight tube. Zhaoqin Yin and Zhongping Dai Copyright © 2015 Zhaoqin Yin and Zhongping Dai. All rights reserved. Anisotropic Characteristics of Turbulence Dissipation in Swirling Flow: A Direct Numerical Simulation Study Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:53:51 +0000 This study investigates the anisotropic characteristics of turbulent energy dissipation rate in a rotating jet flow via direct numerical simulation. The turbulent energy dissipation tensor, including its eigenvalues in the swirling flows with different rotating velocities, is analyzed to investigate the anisotropic characteristics of turbulence and dissipation. In addition, the probability density function of the eigenvalues of turbulence dissipation tensor is presented. The isotropic subrange of PDF always exists in swirling flows relevant to small-scale vortex structure. Thus, with remarkable large-scale vortex breakdown, the isotropic subrange of PDF is reduced in strongly swirling flows, and anisotropic energy dissipation is proven to exist in the core region of the vortex breakdown. More specifically, strong anisotropic turbulence dissipation occurs concentratively in the vortex breakdown region, whereas nearly isotropic turbulence dissipation occurs dispersively in the peripheral region of the strong swirling flows. Xingtuan Yang, Nan Gui, Gongnan Xie, Jie Yan, Jiyuan Tu, and Shengyao Jiang Copyright © 2015 Xingtuan Yang et al. All rights reserved. On the Deformation Retract of Eguchi-Hanson Space and Its Folding Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:04:38 +0000 We introduce the deformation retract of the Eguchi-Hanson space using Lagrangian equations. The retraction of this space into itself and into geodesics has been presented. The deformation retract of the Eguchi-Hanson space into itself and after the isometric folding has been discussed. Theorems concerning these relations have been deduced. H. Rafat and Nasr Ahmed Copyright © 2015 H. Rafat and Nasr Ahmed. All rights reserved. Growth of Solutions with Positive Initial Energy to Systems of Nonlinear Wave Equations with Damping and Source Terms Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:45:59 +0000 We consider initial-boundary conditions for coupled nonlinear wave equations with damping and source terms. We prove that the solutions of the problem are unbounded when the initial data are large enough in some sense. Erhan Pişkin Copyright © 2015 Erhan Pişkin. All rights reserved. The Computation of the Magnitude of the Far Field for an Eccentric Circular Cylinder Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:18:40 +0000 The specific case of scattering of a plane wave by a two-layered penetrable eccentric circular cylinder has been considered and it is about the validity of the on surface radiation condition method and its applications to the scattering of a plane wave by a two-layered penetrable eccentric circular cylinder. The transformation of the problem of scattering by the eccentric circular cylinder to the problem of scattering by the concentric circular cylinder by using higher order radiation conditions, is observed. Numerical results presented the magnitude of the far field. Bülent Yılmaz Copyright © 2015 Bülent Yılmaz. All rights reserved. Estimates for Eigenvalues of the Elliptic Operator in Divergence Form on Riemannian Manifolds Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:45:11 +0000 We investigate the Dirichlet weighted eigenvalue problem of the elliptic operator in divergence form on compact Riemannian manifolds . We establish a Yang-type inequality of this problem. We also get universal inequalities for eigenvalues of elliptic operators in divergence form on compact domains of complete submanifolds admitting special functions which include the Hadamard manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded below and any complete manifolds admitting eigenmaps to a sphere. Shenyang Tan, Tiren Huang, and Wenbin Zhang Copyright © 2015 Shenyang Tan et al. All rights reserved. On Homogeneous Parameter-Dependent Quadratic Lyapunov Function for Robust Filtering Design in Switched Linear Discrete-Time Systems with Polytopic Uncertainties Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:59:54 +0000 This paper is concerned with the problem of robust filter design for switched linear discrete-time systems with polytopic uncertainties. The condition of being robustly asymptotically stable for uncertain switched system and less conservative noise-attenuation level bounds are obtained by homogeneous parameter-dependent quadratic Lyapunov function. Moreover, a more feasible and effective method against the variations of uncertain parameter robust switched linear filter is designed under the given arbitrary switching signal. Lastly, simulation results are used to illustrate the effectiveness of our method. Guochen Pang and Kanjian Zhang Copyright © 2015 Guochen Pang and Kanjian Zhang. All rights reserved. Orbital Stability of Solitary Traveling Waves of Moderate Amplitude Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:05:40 +0000 We consider the orbital stability of solitary traveling wave solutions of an equation describing the free surface waves of moderate amplitude in the shallow water regime. Firstly, we rewrite this equation in Hamiltonian form and construct two invariants of motion. Then using the abstract stability theorem of solitary waves proposed by Grillakis et al. (1987), we prove that the solitary traveling waves of the equation under consideration are orbital stable. Zhengyong Ouyang Copyright © 2015 Zhengyong Ouyang. All rights reserved. A Brief Observational History of the Black-Hole Spacetimes Sun, 08 Feb 2015 08:50:39 +0000 In this year (2015), black holes (BHs) celebrate their 100th birthday, if their birth is taken to be triggered by a handwritten letter from Martin Schwarzschild to Albert Einstein, in connection with his newly found spherically symmetric vacuum solution. Wolfgang Kundt Copyright © 2015 Wolfgang Kundt. All rights reserved. Behavior of a Free Dual-Spin Gyrostat with Different Ratios of Inertia Moments Sun, 08 Feb 2015 07:26:16 +0000 The attitude motion is studied of asymmetric dual-spin gyrostats which may be modeled as free systems of two rigid bodies, one asymmetric and one axisymmetric. Exact analytical solutions of the attitude motion are presented for all possible ratios of inertia moments of these bodies. The dynamics of free gyrostats with zero internal torque is considered. The dimensionless nonlinear equations of the gyrostat are written in Serret-Andoyer canonical variables. The previously known exact solutions are complemented by new several solutions in terms of Jacobi elliptic functions. The results of the study can be useful for the analysis of dual-spin spacecraft dynamics. Vladimir Aslanov Copyright © 2015 Vladimir Aslanov. All rights reserved. The Ellipsoidal Vortex: A Novel Approach to Geophysical Turbulence Sun, 08 Feb 2015 07:19:56 +0000 We review the development of the ellipsoidal vortex model within the field of geophysical fluid dynamics. This vortex model is built on the classical potential theory of ellipsoids and applies to large-scale fluid flows, such as those found in the atmosphere and oceans, where the dynamics are strongly affected by the Earth's rotation. In this large-scale limit the governing equations reduce to the quasi-geostrophic system, where all the dynamics depends on a single scalar field, the potential vorticity, which is a dynamical marker for vortices. The solution of this system is achieved by the inversion of a Poisson equation, that in the case of an ellipsoidal vortex can be solved exactly. From this ellipsoidal solution equilibria have been determined and their stability properties have been studied. Many studies have shown that this ellipsoidal vortex model, while being conceptually simple, is an extremely powerful tool in eliciting some of the fundamental characteristics of turbulent geophysical flows. William J. McKiver Copyright © 2015 William J. McKiver. All rights reserved. Guided Electromagnetic Waves Propagating in a Two-Layer Cylindrical Dielectric Waveguide with Inhomogeneous Nonlinear Permittivity Sun, 08 Feb 2015 07:18:12 +0000 The paper focuses on the problem of monochromatic electromagnetic TM wave propagation in a two-layer circular cylindrical dielectric waveguide. The space outside the waveguide is filled with isotropic medium having constant permittivity. The inner core of the waveguide is filled with isotropic medium having constant permittivity; the cladding of the core is filled with isotropic inhomogeneous nonlinear permittivity (the nonlinear term is expressed by Kerr law). Existence of guided modes which depend harmonically on z (the waveguide axis coincides with z-axis) is proved and their localization is found. Numerical results including different type of nonlinearities are presented. A comparison with the linear case is given. The existence of a new propagation regime is predicted. E. Yu. Smol’kin and D. V. Valovik Copyright © 2015 E. Yu. Smol’kin and D. V. Valovik. All rights reserved. On a Conjecture regarding Fisher Information Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:47:39 +0000 Fisher’s information measure plays a very important role in diverse areas of theoretical physics. The associated measures and , as functionals of quantum probability distributions defined in, respectively, coordinate and momentum spaces, are the protagonists of our present considerations. The product has been conjectured to exhibit a nontrivial lower bound in Hall (2000). More explicitly, this conjecture says that for any pure state of a particle in one dimension . We show here that such is not the case. This is illustrated, in particular, for pure states that are solutions to the free-particle Schrödinger equation. In fact, we construct a family of counterexamples to the conjecture, corresponding to time-dependent solutions of the free-particle Schrödinger equation. We also conjecture that any normalizable time-dependent solution of this equation verifies for . Angelo Plastino, Guido Bellomo, and Angel Ricardo Plastino Copyright © 2015 Angelo Plastino et al. All rights reserved. Connection Formulae between Ellipsoidal and Spherical Harmonics with Applications to Fluid Dynamics and Electromagnetic Scattering Mon, 02 Feb 2015 06:12:00 +0000 The environment of the ellipsoidal system, significantly more complex than the spherical one, provides the necessary settings for tackling boundary value problems in anisotropic space. However, the theory of Lamé functions and ellipsoidal harmonics affiliated with the ellipsoidal system is rather complicated. A turning point would reside in the existence of expressions interlacing these two different systems. Still, there is no simple way, if at all, to bridge the gap. The present paper addresses this issue. We provide explicit formulas of specific ellipsoidal harmonics expressed in terms of their counterparts in the classical spherical system. These expressions are then put into practice in the framework of physical applications. Michael Doschoris and Panayiotis Vafeas Copyright © 2015 Michael Doschoris and Panayiotis Vafeas. All rights reserved.