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On the contrary, path-tracing analysis should be carried out only once for the reference structure, if the sensitivity analysis approaches presented below are used. The sensitivity coeﬃcients obtained by several approaches are compared with those by the central ﬁnite diﬀerence method based on path-tracing analysis to ensure their accuracy. 4 Linear Eigenvalue Analysis Approach In the linear eigenvalue analysis approach, singularity of S at a bifurcation point can be circumvented by a linear estimation of the bifurcation load Λc from a load level Λ∗ that is moderately smaller than Λc [214, 316].
30) at Λ = Λ∗ . 21). The value of Λ∗ often is chosen elaborately. 23), the computation of the term (∂KG /∂Uj )Uj is most costly. 24) with respect to Uj . 2 A sensitivity analysis procedure compatible with a cylindrical arc-length method  for tracing the fundamental path was developed . 25) 24 2 Methods of Design Sensitivity Analysis where ΔU is the displacement increment vector to be obtained in the process of path-tracing. To circumvent the singularity of S at the critical point, h should be evaluated at an equilibrium state near the critical point.
Thus the symmetric modiﬁcation ξ2 serves as a minor (second-order) modiﬁcation; by contrast, the antisymmetric modiﬁcation ξ1 serves as a major (ﬁrst-order) modiﬁcation. 6 and Chapter 3, respectively. 2 Asymptotic analysis As we have seen, bifurcation behavior is complex even for a system with a few degrees of freedom. 4 for details). t. t. 8) 1 Asymptotic means that all results are valid only for suﬃciently small values of design modiﬁcation (initial imperfection) parameters in a suﬃciently close neighborhood of the critical point of the reference (perfect) system.