Discontinuous Control of Seismic-Excited Nonlinear and Hysteretic Structures

by J. N. Yang, Univ of California, Irvine, United States,
Z. Li, Univ of California, Irvine, United States,
J. C. Wu, Univ of California, Irvine, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


Based on the theory of variable structure system (VSS) or sliding mode control (SMC), discontinuous control methods are presented for application to seismic-excited nonlinear civil engineering structures. The method of direct output feedback is also investigated. Numerical simulation results indicate that the control methods presented are effective and robust with respect to structural uncertainties.

Subject Headings: Structural control | Earthquake resistant structures | Control systems | Seismic tests | Numerical models | Nonlinear analysis | Earthquake engineering

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