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Shock and Vibration
Volume 15 (2008), Issue 3-4, Pages 459-466

Application of Lanczos and Schur Vectors in Structural Dynamics

M. Radeş

Universitatea Politehnica Bucureşti, Splaiul Independenţei 313, Bucureşti, Romania

Received 29 April 2007; Revised 29 April 2007

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The paper explains the advantages of using Lanczos/Schur vectors when performing dynamic analyses of very large models: faster computation of low spectrum eigenproperties, reduced computer storage requirements, increased robustness of test-analysis models, and sensor location by the effective independence method without solving large size eigenproblems.