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A stability criterion for circulatory systems


A criterion which contains necessary and sufficient conditions for spectral stability, flutter and divergence instability of circulatory systems is formulated. The conditions are expressed via the properties of a quadratic form with the coefficients expressed by means of the traces of powers of the non-conservative stiffness matrix. As corollaries, this general algebraic result leads to a number of stability conditions known in the literature.

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Bulatovic, R.M. A stability criterion for circulatory systems. Acta Mech 228, 2713–2718 (2017).

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