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However, exactly as in the M -D-K-systems, each component in general has a diﬀerent phase angle ik . The elements of qi (t) therefore do not reach their maxima or their zero position simultaneously. Observing the eigensolutions of a M -G-K-system, in general one sees a periodic change of the vibration form and a periodic change of the coordinate values. Gyroscopic Stabilization Up to now we have always assumed that the stiﬀness matrix is at least positive semideﬁnite. For the time being we relax this assumption in discussing the eigenvalues of M -G-K-systems in comparison to those of underlying M -K-system (32).

X, t) Neutral ﬁber h Figure 5: Schematic representation of a beam under planar deﬂection The Newtonian Formulation Consider a straight beam undergoing a planar deﬂection in uni-axial bending as represented schematically in Fig. 5. The simplest of all beam theories starts with the assumption that planar cross-sections of the undeformed beam remain planar even after the beam undergoes a deformation, as illustrated in the ﬁgure. From elementary theory of elasticity (see, for example, Timoshenko and Goodier (1970)), it is known that when the beam is deﬂected, certain hypothetical longitudinal lines or ﬁbers are elongated, while others are compressed.

Here we examine the free vibrations of a system with equations of motion of the type M q¨ + Gq˙ + (K + N )q = 0, (149) where we make the usual assumption on the matrices. Properties of the Eigenvalues The characteristic equation now assumes the form det(λ2 M + λG + K + N ) = 0. (150) This polynomial of degree 2n in λ can be written as a2n λ2n + a2n−1 λ2n−1 + . . + a2 λ2 + a1 λ + a0 = 0. (151) From the properties of determinants we know that a2n λ2n is equal to the product of the principal diagonal’s elements of the matrix (λ2 M +λG+K +N ).