- Evaluation of an Active Variable-Damping-Structure.
- Polak, E.; Meeker, G.; Yamada, K.; Kurata, N.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Bolling AFB, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.,
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- The authors present an evaluation of the potential improvements in seismic disturbance rejection obtained by using active variable damping control in a structure. Using the response to seismic excitation of an optimally controlled variable structue and of a minimax optimally designed fixed structure, the authors obtain an upper bound on the achievable performance and a lower bound on the acceptability of a control system for a variable damping structure.
- ; Earthquake engineering; Loads (Forces); Seismic design; Automatic control; Numerical analysis; Vibration damping; Mathematical models