Volume 16, pp. 94-106, 2003.

A rational spectral problem in fluid-solid vibration

Heinrich Voss


In this paper we apply a minmax characterization for nonoverdamped nonlinear eigenvalue problems to a rational eigenproblem governing mechanical vibrations of a tube bundle immersed in an inviscid compressible fluid. This eigenproblem is nonstandard in two respects: it depends rationally on the eigenparameter, and it involves non-local boundary conditions. Comparison results are proved comparing the eigenvalues of the rational problem to those of certain linear problems suggesting a way how to construct ansatz vectors for an efficient projection method.

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Key words

nonlinear eigenvalue problem, maxmin principle, fluid structure interaction.

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