Accession Number : AD0748034

Title :   On Extremum Properties of the Generalized Rayleigh Quotient Associated with Flutter Instability,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Plaut,R. H. ; Huseyin,K.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The extremum properties of the generalized Rayleigh quotient related to flutter instability are investigated. It is shown that, in addition to the well-known stationary property, under centain circumstances the quotient exhibits maximum-minimum properties which are in contrast to those of the classical Rayleigh quotient. One consequence is that a Rayleigh-Ritz type of stability analysis using these results leads to a lower bound as opposed to an upper bound in the classical case. The results are applied to multiple-parameter systems and a physical interpretation is given for the generalized Rayleigh quotient, leading to the proof of a convexity theorem. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VIBRATION, *MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)), STABILITY, INEQUALITIES, FLUTTER, ITERATIONS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE