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Modeling of a full-scale MR damper and its application in open-loop vibration control of stay cables
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Paper Abstract

A parameter-adaptive three-element model is first developed for a full-scale MR damper based on laboratory tests. The parameters of the model are represented by a set of empirical formulae in terms of displacement amplitude, voltage input, and excitation frequency. The model is then incorporated into the governing equation of cable-damper system for investigation of open-loop vibration control of stay cables in a cable-stayed bridge, by installing the dampers in single- and twin-damper setups respectively. The concept of optimal voltage/current input achieving the maximum damping for the system is put forward and verified. Multi-mode and multi-switch open-loop control methods in single- and twin-damper setups are then developed and a procedure for determining optimal geometric configuration of the twin-damper setup is proposed. The developed analytical formulations and design methods contribute to consummating the design specifications/guidelines for open-loop cable vibration control using MR dampers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5765, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, (17 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.599706
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Ko, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)
Y. F. Duan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)
Y. Q. Ni, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5765:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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