Accession Number : ADA136387

Title :   Dynamic Analysis of Structures Using Lanczos Coordinates,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY CENTER FOR PURE AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Nour-Omid,B ; Clough,R W

PDF Url : ADA136387

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A procedure for deriving the Lanczos Coordinates is explained and their use in structural dynamics analysis as an alternative to modal coordinates is discussed. The coordinates are obtained by an inverse iteration procedure in which orthogonality is imposed between the vectors resulting from successive iteration cycles. Using these Lanczos coordinates the equations of motion are transformed to tridiagonal form, which provides for very efficient time-stepping solution. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated by a numerical example. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Algorithms, Mathematical models, Equations of motion, Structural engineering, Iterations, Eigenvalues

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE