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Lc) the form is definite only at L3 > Ll + ~; otherwise, it is indefinite, so that v =2, K = 1, and the system is a fmite mechanism in a singular ("dead center") position. 40 2. Systems with Infmitesimal Mobility Matrix Test for First-Order Infinitesimal Mobility Definiteness 0/ a Quadratic Form Subject to Linear Constraints. However simple. the construction of the reduced quadratic form Q and the required conversion to a matrix format in order to test for sign definiteness involve some "manual" operations.
4 Structural Indeterminacies ~ 33 IIIIIIIIII ~ IIIIIIIIII ~II~ P. 8. Prestressed cable systems: a) with one vertical equilibrium load and b) with two such loads. of its conversion into type I, resulting from nontrivial constraint variations. Two of the geometrically invariant, statically determinate systems that can be obtained by changing the bar lengths are shown in Fig. 7c and d. More dangerous is the ·possibility of the opposite conversion: from immobility to kinematic-worse than virtual-mobility.
More recently, the concept has attracted the attention of structural, mechanical, and control theory specialists in the area of large, lightweight, deployable structures. An analytical criterion for a geometrically invariant (stiff) three-dimensional system was formulated by Mobius (1837) for an assembly of n solids constrained in their motion by six external supports, and interacting at p points where mutual normal contact forces develop. Such an assembly is stiff when p ~ 6(n-l). Stating immediately that this condition is necessary but not sufficient, Mobius proceeded with a thorough investigation of exceptional systems that satisfy his criterion but are not stiff.
Underconstrained Structural Systems by E. N. Kuznetsov (auth.)