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Active self-tuned mass damper for vibration control and continuous monitoring of civil structures
Author(s): Francesco Ripamonti; Alberto Bussini; Ferruccio Resta
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Paper Abstract

Several examples of control strategies for the seismic protection of civil structures, ranging from passive to active and semi-active have been presented in the scientific literature, and often applied in the market. However, none of them proved to be absent of high employment costs or burdensome installations. For this reason, the low-cost Active Mass Damper (AMD) shown in this work and capable of automated self-tuning, control and continuous monitoring of the structures represents an attractive solution. The device has been designed and tested on the numerical model of a scaled steel made three story building. In particular its working principle and the ISAAC algorithm for automatic identification are presented and its robustness against modelling and estimation errors is analyzed. The methodology allows to avoid the study of specific solutions for each case, thus making possible the adoption of such systems also for already existing and common structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2019
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10970, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2019, 109702L (27 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511760
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Francesco Ripamonti, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Alberto Bussini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Ferruccio Resta, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10970:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2019
Jerome P. Lynch; Haiying Huang; Hoon Sohn; Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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