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Stand-alone controller for a semi-active bridge damper
Author(s): Fabio Casciati; Lucia Faravelli
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Paper Abstract

Bridge dampers conceived as passive devices present a significant inconvenience in their need of requiring the definition of a reference ground motion for their design. They are conceived to serve as high stiffness components below a force threshold and to undergo large hysteretic cycles when the threshold is crossed. However, lower the threshold is to contrast the extreme excitation, higher the probability that the bridge devices undergo permanent deformation, under the serviceability excitation, becomes. Shifting from serviceability to ultimate conditions is only possible by adopting semi-active devices. The problem is then to select a reliable, standalone controller to be coupled with the semi-active device. This paper discusses the characteristics of a fuzzy-chip controller. It should be implemented in an electro-magnetic damper of industrial production.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4330, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (30 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434140
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Fabio Casciati, Univ. of Pavia (Italy)
Lucia Faravelli, Univ. of Pavia (Italy)

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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