matrix structural analysis

Using the stiffness method of matrix structural analysis, you build up
the stiffness matrix.
Is this matrix positive definite ?
I know it is symmetrical and usually banded and when the support
restraints are not excluded, also singular, but is it positive
definite too ?
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If it is "stable", yes. It is not required to be stable by the formalism of the mathematics, no.
David A. Smith
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