Resolution of the Generalized Eigenvalue Problem for symmetric matrices
Here the following problem eigenvalue problem is solved:
(K - λ M) u = 0.
The program calculates the eigenvalues λi and their eigenvectors ui.
For dynamical systems of multiple degrees of freedom K is the stiffness matrix and M is the mass matrix.
The eigenfrequencies of the modes of vibration can be calculated by means of ω2 = λ.
Required is that matrices M and Kare symmetric. Also M must be positive definite
and the matrix of K must be positive semi-definite.