Frequency isolation for gyroscopic systems via hyperbolic quadratic eigenvalue problems Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2023


  • 184

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0888-3270

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-1216


  • The solutions of a forced gyroscopic system of ODEs may undergo large oscillations whenever some eigenvalues of the corresponding quadratic eigenvalue problem (QEP) are close to the frequency of the external force (both are symmetric, is positive definite, is definite and is skew-symmetric). This is the phenomenon of the so-called resonance. One way to avoid resonance is to modify some (or all) of the coefficient matrices and in such a way that the new system has no eigenvalues close to these frequencies. This is known as the frequency isolation problem. In this paper we present frequency isolation algorithms for tridiagonal systems in which only the gyroscopic term is modified. To derive these algorithms, the real gyroscopic QEP is first transformed into a complex hyperbolic one, which allows to translate many of the ideas in Moro and Egaña (2016) for undamped systems into the full quadratic framework. Some numerical experiments are presented.


  • resonance; eigenvalues; gyroscopic system; hyperbolic system; bisection method