Structural Control by Pole Assignment Method

by Mohamed Abdel-Rohman, Research Asst.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,
Horst H. Leipholz, Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 5, Pg. 1159-1175

Document Type: Journal Paper


Most of the application of active control theory to the control of civil engineering structures were based on a trial and error method, optimal control method, and modal control method. In this paper, the pole assignment method and its application to the control of a long span bridge under a deterministic moving load are shown. Although the pole assignment method is similar in concept to the modal control method, the former provides a more general and systematic design procedure available for a system of any order and any number of measurements.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic structures | Structural control | Active control | Span bridges | Moving loads | Load factors | Bridge design | Systems engineering

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