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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 43
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper I.2

Cycle Bases of Graphs for Sparse Flexibility Matrices

A. Kaveh* and G.R. Roosta#

*Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
#Building and Housing Research Centre, Tehran, Iran

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A. Kaveh, G.R. Roosta, "Cycle Bases of Graphs for Sparse Flexibility Matrices", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Computational Techniques for Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 7-11, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.43.1.2
An efficient algorithm is presented for the formation of cycle bases of graphs corresponding to sparse cycle-member incidence matrices, leading to the formation of highly sparse flexibility matrices. The algorithm presented employs a new expansion process and uses an efficient graph-theoretical method for controlling the independence of the selected cycles.

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