10 April 2007 Application of wireless sensing and control system to control a torsion-coupling building with MR-dampers
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This study examines the potential use of wireless communication and embedded computing technologies within realtime structural control applications. Based on the implementation of the prototype WiSSCon system in a three story steel test structure with significant eccentricity, the centralized control architecture is implemented to mitigate the lateral and torsional response of the test structure using two MR dampers installed in the first story. During the test, a large earthquake time history is applied (El Centro earthquake) at the structure base using a shaking table. Three major performance attributes of the wireless control system were examined: (1) validation of the reliability of wireless communications for real-time structural control applications, (2) validation of a modified exponential damper model embedded in the wireless sensors to operate the MR dampers, and (3) exploration of control effectiveness when using WiSSCon in a centralized architectural configuration.
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Sung-Chieh Hsu, Sung-Chieh Hsu, Kung-Chun Lu, Kung-Chun Lu, Pei-Yang Lin, Pei-Yang Lin, Chin-Hsiung Loh, Chin-Hsiung Loh, Jerome P. Lynch, Jerome P. Lynch, } "Application of wireless sensing and control system to control a torsion-coupling building with MR-dampers", Proc. SPIE 6529, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2007, 652944 (10 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.711628; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.711628

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