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Non-resonant systems for adaptive and smart structural control
Author(s): Andrew K. Tay
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Paper Abstract

Smart structures withstanding earthquake and high wind have emerged using complex systems such as Active Mass Driven (AMD) and Active Variable Stiffness (AVS) Systems. A simple alternative system is proposed where a system of auxiliary masses move in a prescribed fashion. The mass translation changes the dynamic characteristics to render the structure non-resonant during the external stimuli. The lower amplitude of vibration of a non-resonant system reduces the damage and disruption. The dynamic response is modeled by the analysis of a cantilever beam with auxiliary masses moving in a prescribed fashion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17771K (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298079
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Andrew K. Tay, Ford Motor Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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