A Nonspectral Stability Criterion for Linear Conservative Gyroscopic Systems

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R. M. Bulatovic

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Montenegro, Cetinski put b b, 81 000 Podgorica, Montenegro, Yugoslavia

J. Appl. Mech 65(2), 539-541 (Jun 01, 1998) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2789091 History: Received May 19, 1997; Revised November 17, 1997; Online October 25, 2007


Using a Lyapunov-type approach, a simple sufficient stability condition for linear conservative gyroscopic systems with negative definite stiffness matrix is derived. The condition is nonspectral; it involves only the definiteness of certain combinations of the system’s coefficient matrices.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Stability , Stiffness
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