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# Robert Canfield

### Virginia Tech

44 total contributions since 2012

Dr. Robert A. Canfield is Professor and Assistant Head of the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department at Virginia Tech.
Professional Interests: Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, computational methods

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slp_sqp
Sequential Linear Programming (SLP) with trust region strategy and Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP)

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central_diff.m
Calculates numeric gradient using second-order difference formula for unevenly spaced data

How to read NASTRAN results in MATLAB and run NASTRAN back using MATLAB ??
Anthony Ricciardi's Nastran Compatible Finite Element (CoFE) MATLAB code may be of some help: <http://nastrancofe.weebly.com CoF...

4 years ago | 0

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Fixed-Point Iteration
Perform fixed-point iteration to estimate the root of a nonlinear equation.

6 years ago

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Fixed-Point Iteration
Perform fixed-point iteration to estimate the root of a nonlinear equation.

6 years ago | 0

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Free Fall analytical solution (Chapra 2012 textbook Example 1.1)
Analytical solution to bungee jumper problem. Given time series as a vector, parameters mass and drag coefficient, and gravit...

6 years ago | 0

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Free Fall analytical solution (Chapra 2012 textbook Example 1.1)
Analytical solution to bungee jumper problem. Given time series as a vector, parameters mass and drag coefficient, and gravit...

6 years ago

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Make the vector [1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10]
In MATLAB, you create a vector by enclosing the elements in square brackets like so: x = [1 2 3 4] Commas are optional, s...

7 years ago

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Composite Trapezoidal Rule for Numeric Integration
Use the trapezoidal rule to numerically integrate a function, _f(x)_, passed as the first argument, between upper and lower limi...

7 years ago | 0

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Composite Trapezoidal Rule for Numeric Integration
Use the trapezoidal rule to numerically integrate a function, _f(x)_, passed as the first argument, between upper and lower limi...

7 years ago

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Lagrange Interpolation
Given a set of measurements of dependent variables in a vector, Y, that vary with one independent variable in a vector, X, calcu...

7 years ago

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Lagrange Interpolation
Given a set of measurements of dependent variables in a vector, Y, that vary with one independent variable in a vector, X, calcu...

7 years ago | 0

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Polynomial Interpolation
Given a set of measurements of dependent variables in a vector, Y, that vary with one independent variable in a vector, X, calcu...

7 years ago | 1

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Polynomial Interpolation
Given a set of measurements of dependent variables in a vector, Y, that vary with one independent variable in a vector, X, calcu...

7 years ago

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Newton Interpolation
Given a set of measurements of dependent variables in a vector, Y, that vary with one independent variable in a vector, X, calcu...

7 years ago | 0

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Newton Interpolation
Given a set of measurements of dependent variables in a vector, Y, that vary with one independent variable in a vector, X, calcu...

7 years ago

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Gauss Eliminate 2-by-2 example
Use forward elimination to make the coefficient matrix, A, an upper triangular matrix, and then solve using back substitution, f...

7 years ago

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Gauss Eliminate 2-by-2 example
Use forward elimination to make the coefficient matrix, A, an upper triangular matrix, and then solve using back substitution, f...

7 years ago | 0

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Forward Elimination for Gauss Elimination
Perform forward elimination for a given pivot column in the augmented matrix, Ab=[A,b]

7 years ago

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Forward Elimination for Gauss Elimination
Perform forward elimination for a given pivot column in the augmented matrix, Ab=[A,b]

7 years ago | 0

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Is my wife right?
Regardless of input, output the string 'yes'.

7 years ago

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Partial pivoting for Gauss Elimination
Write a function to implement partial pivoting for Gauss elimination, given the pivot element.

7 years ago | 0

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Partial pivoting for Gauss Elimination
Write a function to implement partial pivoting for Gauss elimination, given the pivot element.

7 years ago

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Bisection method of finding a root.
Test the bisection algorithm described in Chapter 5 of Steven C. Chapra's textbook, *Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB for E...

7 years ago | 0

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Bisection method of finding a root.
Test the bisection algorithm described in Chapter 5 of Steven C. Chapra's textbook, *Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB for E...

7 years ago

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False position (linear interpolation) method of finding a root.
Test the false position algorithm described in Chapter 5 of Steven C. Chapra's textbook, *Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB ...

7 years ago | 0

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False position (linear interpolation) method of finding a root.
Test the false position algorithm described in Chapter 5 of Steven C. Chapra's textbook, *Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB ...

7 years ago

Missing Statistics Toolbox
I had this problem, too, on a _Mac OS X_ computer. I tracked it to the _pathdef.m_ file in the _~/Documents/MATLAB_ folder. Remo...

7 years ago | 1

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Augmented Lagrange Multiplier (ALM) Method
Write a function to find the values of a design variable vector, _x_, that minimizes a scalar objective function, _f_ ( _x_ ), g...

8 years ago | 0

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Augmented Lagrange Multiplier (ALM) Method
Write a function to find the values of a design variable vector, _x_, that minimizes a scalar objective function, _f_ ( _x_ ), g...

8 years ago