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Verification of real-time hybrid tests of response control of base isolation system by MR damper comparing shaking table tests
Author(s): Hideo Fujitani; Hiroaki Sakae; Rui Kawasaki; Hideki Fujii; Takeshi Hiwatashi; Taiki Saito
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Paper Abstract

Magnetorheological fluid damper (MR damper) has been expected to control the response of civil and building structures in recent years, because of its large force capacity and variable force characteristics. At first, a series of real-time hybrid tests was conducted. The important objective of this paper is to verify the validity of real-time hybrid tests by comparison with the test results of shaking table tests by using the same MR damper. The maximum damping force of the MR damper is 10 (kN), the stroke is 600(p-p) (mm), and the maximum piston velocity is 1(m/s). To determine the control force of the MR damper, optimal control theory and skyhook control were employed. The capability of the MR damper to control the response displacements and accelerations of base isolation system was verified by both shaking table tests and real-time hybrid tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6932, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008, 69320Z (10 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.791079
Show Author Affiliations
Hideo Fujitani, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Hiroaki Sakae, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Rui Kawasaki, Kobe Univ. (Japan)
Hideki Fujii, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd (Japan)
Takeshi Hiwatashi, Toa Corp. (Japan)
Taiki Saito, Building Research Institute (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6932:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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