18 April 2008 Semi-active control of torsionally responsive structures
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The mitigation of torsional responses in structures using semi-active devices is pursued in the current study. Multiple magnetorheological (MR) dampers are employed for real-time control of response of a benchmark structure to earthquake excitations. MR damper resistance levels are intelligently managed by a global fuzzy logic controller (FLC). The FLC is generated using a controlled-elitist genetic algorithm (GA). Development of an optimal FLC is expedited by a discretized search space of fuzzy logic membership functions. To enable robust control a training excitation is created using the RSPMatch2005 algorithm which modifies historic ground records in the time-domain by wavelet operations. Both numerical and large-scale experimental efforts are undertaken to validate the proposed control system. Results show the GA-optimized FLC performs superior to passive operation in 42% of considered cases.
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David A. Shook, David A. Shook, Paul N. Roschke, Paul N. Roschke, Pei-Yang Lin, Pei-Yang Lin, Chin-Hsiung Loh, Chin-Hsiung Loh, "Semi-active control of torsionally responsive structures", Proc. SPIE 6928, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2008, 69281E (18 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776803; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.776803

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