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Autonomous-decentralized smart structural control scheme: variable slip-force level damper control with microprocessor
Author(s): Akira Nishitani; Yoshihiro Nitta; Natsue Miyoshi
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses microprocessor based variable slip-force level damper system providing one of the autonomous-decentralized structural control schemes. This damper system consists of several dampers distributed to several floors in a building. Either each damper or each group of dampers is autonomously controlled by its decentralized controller, then providing an autonomous-decentralized control system. Autonomous-decentralized control seems very appropriate for a huge building. In this paper, as a decentralized controller, a microprocessor is utilized with very simple control algorithm integrated. The validity of the proposed control system is demonstrated by conducting experiments along with computer simulation incorporated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6525, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2007, 652523 (27 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715455
Show Author Affiliations
Akira Nishitani, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Yoshihiro Nitta, Ashikaga Institute of Technology (Japan)
Natsue Miyoshi, Obayashi Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6525:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2007
Yuji Matsuzaki; Mehdi Ahmadian; Donald J. Leo, Editor(s)

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