Rank and Degeneracy of Stiffness Matrix

  • Hayrettin Kardestuncer
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 144)


In order to determine the degree of degeneracy and the rank of the stiffness matrices let us consider the equilibrium of the system. Since the loads acting on the system are in equilibrium, the following equation must always be satisfied.


Finite Element Method Band Width Stiffness Matrix Nodal Point Triangular Element 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hayrettin Kardestuncer
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  1. 1.University of StorrsUSA

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