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Fractiona calculus applied to the industrial Engineering

Grant number: 11/21054-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
Principal Investigator:Rubens de Figueiredo Camargo
Grantee:Lucas Bestana Bentivenha
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


This study focuses on differential equations and their applications in problems related to production engineering, more specifically, to study the mathematical modeling and methodology of integral transforms of Laplace and Fourier, addressing their definitions, properties, and applications of convolution theorems. In addition, we intend to study integrals and derivatives of order not whole, the so-called fractional calculus, its origin, main definitions, and properties, aiming to work his modeling with differential equations of non-integer order, in order to refine the description given by its equation of entire order. With regard to applications, solving ordinary differential equations arising in engineering problems, we intend to propose and study the fractional version of differential equations related to problems of production engineering, specifically the logistic equation of Verhulst model, and applied to studies on the production and import of natural gas in Brazil. Finally, it is emphasized that all reports will be made in LaTeX, which will be of great value to the future scientific work of the student.(AU)

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