Active Control of Structures with Soil-Structure Interaction

by Der-Shin Juang, Natl Central Univ, Taiwan,
Chin-Shan Chen, Natl Central Univ, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Electronic Computation


The objective of this paper is investigate the effect of soil flexibility on the performance of the active control system for seismic-excited buildings. By using the critical-mode control method, both the active tendon control system and the active mass damper system are studied. Numerical examples are provided to illustrate the influence of foundation rigidity on the controlled response of the building and the required control forces.

Subject Headings: Structural control | Soil structures | Control systems | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Soil-structure interaction | Structure reinforcement | Damping

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