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Strategies for smart control of large structures
Author(s): Richard E. Klein
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Paper Abstract

Several decades ago, the principles of dynamic systems and controls were directed towards large engineering structures. In more recent years, the use of feedback control systems technology has been introduced to cause a structure to be 'smart,' or to be semi-actively controlled. As structural control matures, and such things as 'intelligent' structures and 'smart' systems methodology become understood and accepted in the broader scientific and technical circles, the uttering of some thoughts in reflection becomes appropriate. The paper recounts the author's personal role and experiences, examines trends and underlying issues in structural control, and concludes with admonitions, recommendations and visions concerning future directions in structural control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3667, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (4 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350110
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Richard E. Klein, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3667:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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