Effective Higher-Order Time Integration Algorithms for the Analysis of Linear Structural Dynamics Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2017 by ASME. For the development of a new family of higher-order time integration algorithms for structural dynamics problems, the displacement vector is approximated over a typical time interval using the pth-degree Hermite interpolation functions in time. The residual vector is defined by substituting the approximated displacement vector into the equation of structural dynamics. The modified weighted-residual method is applied to the residual vector. The weight parameters are used to restate the integral forms of the weighted-residual statements in algebraic forms, and then, these parameters are optimized by using the single-degree-of-freedom problem and its exact solution to achieve improved accuracy and unconditional stability. As a result of the pth-degree Hermite approximation of the displacement vector, pth-order (for dissipative cases) and (p + 1)st-order (for the nondissipative case) accurate algorithms with dissipation control capabilities are obtained. Numerical examples are used to illustrate performances of the newly developed algorithms.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, W., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 16

publication date

  • June 2017