A new eigensolution of structures via dynamic condensation

Rongming Lin, Yong Xia

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Dynamic condensation (or model reduction) is a commonly used algorithm to fast estimate some low eigenvalues and corresponding eigenvectors of structures by reducing the order of the original structural model to a smaller one. This paper proposes a new eigensolution technique via iterated dynamic condensation. The technique retains all the inertia terms associated with the removed degrees of freedom in an iterated form, which generates the reduced mass matrix similar to that obtained in the Guyan reduction method with a frequency-dependent perturbed term. The corresponding eigenvalues and eigenvectors of interest are obtained as those of the Guyan reduction method with perturbations by using an eigensensitivity-based iterative method. The effectiveness and accuracy of the proposed technique are numerically verified by using a steel frame and the GARTEUR structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-106
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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