Experiments on active structural control under seismic loads

A. M. Reinhorn*, T. T. Soong, Y. Fukao, R. C. Lin, Yen-Po Wang, M. Nakai

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Two control systems, an active tendon system and an active mass damper system are selected for study for possible real structural implementation. Presented in this paper are simulation results when these systems in simple configurations are applied to a scaled-down six-story frame building in the laboratory. These results show that a simple active control system can be effective in response control of complex structures under earthquake loads. Relative merits of the two active systems are compared together with a discussion of some general control requirements expected in performing the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComput Util Struct Eng
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0872626989
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1989
EventComputer Utilization in Structural Engineering - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1 May 19895 May 1989

Publication series

NameComput Util Struct Eng


ConferenceComputer Utilization in Structural Engineering
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

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