What is it about?
Going to outer space is a human endeavour. This paper described the use of singular value decomposition in the structural dynamics community to identify ranks of mass and stiffness matrices that have great significance in building and deploying safe spacecrafts and structures.
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Why is it important?
People tend to use computer simulations and models for reproducing what have been known to them. Nevertheless, the 'real' mechanism and physical reality should be carefully and thoroughly considered if we are going to reach out to outer space which is full of uncertainty and unpredictable events.
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This page is a summary of: Application of singular value decomposition to direct matrix update method, AIAA Journal, October 1994, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), DOI: 10.2514/3.12265.
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