Motivated by recent interest in group-symmetry in semidefinite programming, we propose a numerical method for finding a finest simultaneous block-diago- nalization of a finite number of matrices, or equivalently the irreducible decomposition of the generated matrix *-algebra. The method is composed of numerical-linear algebraic computations such as eigenvalue computation, and automatically makes full use of the underlying algebraic structure, which is often an outcome of physical or geometrical symmetry, sparsity, and structural or numerical degeneracy in the given matrices. The main issues of the proposed approach are presented in this paper under some assumptions, while the companion paper gives an algorithm with full generality. Numerical examples of truss and frame designs are also presented.
|Number of pages||36|
|Journal||Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jun 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Mathematics