Optimal Control Configuration for Active Control of Structural Vibrations

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by Mohamed Abdel-Mooty, Univ of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada,
John Roorda, Univ of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond

Abstract: An active tendon control mechanism is used to control the vibrations of a bridge-like structure. A single control force controls three modes of vibrations. Special attention is paid to the interaction between the original structure and the control mechanism. The strong relationship between the control force position and the vibrational modes is studied.

Subject Headings: Vibration | Dynamic structural analysis | Active control | Tendons | Hydraulic structures | Control systems | Dynamic models |

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