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Towards a methodology for designing active elements into civil structures
Author(s): S. A. Austin
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Paper Abstract

The paper summarises some modelling methods for use with civil structures containing active elements (in both differential equation and state-space form) and examines design optimization applied to these models. The optimization techniques are extended to give a means of making a quantitative relative assessment between different positions for the active element. Some results are presented, and the relevance of the technique in the context of an overall design methodology is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17771G (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298075
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S. A. Austin, Loughborough Univ. of Technology (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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