Cone-constrained rational eigenvalue problems

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Alberto Seeger


This work deals with the eigenvalue analysis of a rational matrix-valued function subject to complementarity constraints induced by a polyhedral cone $K$. The eigenvalue problem under consideration has the general structure \[ \left(\sum_{k=0}^d \lambda^k A_k + \sum_{k =1}^m \frac{p_k(\lambda)}{q_k(\lambda)} \,B_k\right) x = y , \quad K\ni x \perp y\in K^\ast, \] where $K^\ast$ denotes the dual cone of $K$. The unconstrained version of this problem has been discussed in [Y.F. Su and Z.J. Bai. Solving rational eigenvalue problems via linearization. \emph{SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl.}, 32:201--216, 2011.] with special emphasis on the implementation of linearization-based methods. The cone-constrained case can be handled by combining Su and Bai's linearization approach and the so-called facial reduction technique. In essence, this technique consists in solving one unconstrained rational eigenvalue problem for each face of the polyhedral cone $K$.

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