1 May 1992 Towards a methodology for designing active elements into civil structures
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The paper summarises some modelling methods for use with civil structures containing active elements (in both differential equation and state-space form) and examines design optimization applied to these models. The optimization techniques are extended to give a means of making a quantitative relative assessment between different positions for the active element. Some results are presented, and the relevance of the technique in the context of an overall design methodology is discussed.
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S. A. Austin, S. A. Austin, "Towards a methodology for designing active elements into civil structures", Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17771G (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298075; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298075

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