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An asymptotic numerical method for continuation of spatial equilibria of special Cosserat rods

We present an efficient numerical scheme based on asymptotic numerical method for continuation of spatial equilibria of special Cosserat rods. Using quaternions to represent rotation, the equations of static equilibria of special Cosserat rods are posed as a system of thirteen first order ordinary differential equations having cubic nonlinearity. The derivatives in these equations are further discretized to yield a system of cubic polynomial equations.

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Hi!

I am trying to solve (for equilibrium points) a geometrically nonlinear problem of the form

f(u) = F

where u is the displacement and F is the load. At first I tried the plain

Newton method, with, perhaps obviously, limited success. I then tried to use

linesearch and trustregion strategies to improve the situation. Eventually, however,

I realized that I needed to use some form of continuation method. Though the most

commonly used methods in mechanics seems to be based on gradually increasing the

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