The first and second order sensitivity analysis of the eigenvalue problem of generalised, nonsymmetric matrices using perturbation theory is developed. These results are then applied to sensitivity analysis of wave propagation in structures modelled using the wave and finite element (WFE) method. Three formulations of the WFE eigenvalue problem are considered: the transfer matrix method, the projection method and Zhong’s method. The sensitivities with respect to system parameters of wavenumbers and wave mode shapes are derived. Expressions for the group velocity are presented. Numerical results for a thin beam, a foam core panel and a cross-laminated timber panel are used to demonstrate the proposed approach. It is shown that sensitivities can be calculated at negligible computational cost.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115345
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Research areas

  • Generalised eigenproblems, Perturbation theory, Sensitivity analysis, Wave propagation, WFE

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