In this chapter, we will learn about the procedure, algorithm, and technique in the numerical analysis to obtain solutions of the structural computations by using the singular value decomposition (SVD) method to analyze the equilibrium matrix of the structure which is based on the force density method (FDM). The algorithm to solve the structural system depends on the classification of the structures based on the degree of static and kinematic properties. By using SVD which make use of FDM, a structural system which has the singularity such as rigid body motion can also be analyzed. Thus, the SVD is suitable for use to analyze the system of tensegrity structures in general. Examples of the structural system classes accompanied by the MATLAB codes are presented.
Structural system Singular value decomposition Structural analysis Equilibrium matrix Force density method
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