Designing efficient and stable algorithm for finding the eigenvalues and eigenvectors is very important from the static as well as the dynamic aspect in coupled problems. Modal analysis requires first few significant eigenvectors and eigenvalues while direct integration requires the highest value to ascertain the length of the time step that satisfies the stability condition. The paper first presents the modification of the well known WYD method for a solution of single field problems: an efficient and numerically stable algorithm for computing eigenvalues and the corresponding eigenvectors. The modification is based on the special choice of the starting vector. The starting vector is the static solution of displacements for the applied load, defined as the product of the mass matrix and the unit displacement vector. The starting vector is very close to the theoretical solution, which is important in cases of small subspaces. Additionally, the paper briefly presents the adopted formulation for solving the fluid-structure coupled systems problems which is based on a separate solution for each field. Individual fields (fluid and structure) are solved independently, taking in consideration the interaction information transfer between them at every stage of the iterative solution process. The assessment of eigenvalues and eigenvectors for multiple fields is also presented. This eigen problem is more complicated than the one for the ordinary structural analysis, as the formulation produces non-symmetrical matrices. Finally, a numerical example for the eigen solution coupled fluidstructure problem is presented to show the efficiency and the accuracy of the developed algorithm. |