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Experimental study on fuzzy logic vibration control of a bridge using fail-safe magnetorheological fluid dampers
Author(s): Yanming Liu; Faramarz Gordaninejad; Cahit A. Evrensel; Gregory H. Hitchcock
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Paper Abstract

This study presents a semi-active vibration control of a scaled two-span bridge structure. Magneto-rheological fluid dampers are utilized as the semi-active energy absorbing devices, and a bridge vibration control system is developed. Closed-loop control system based on fuzzy logic is used to suppress the bridge deck motion under random excitation. It is demonstrated that this fuzzy logic control system can significantly reduce the relative deck displacement using about 60% less power compared to passive on state, while the absolute deck acceleration remains practically unchanged.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4330, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (30 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434135
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Yanming Liu, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Faramarz Gordaninejad, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Cahit A. Evrensel, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)
Gregory H. Hitchcock, Univ. of Nevada/Reno (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4330:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways
S.-C. Liu, Editor(s)

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