Modelling, placing and controlling active elements in structural engineering design

R. M. Goodall, S. A. Austin

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Abstract

The paper is concerned with the use of actively-controlled elements in civil engineering structures. The structural modelling uses a representation which permits easy incorporation of one or more controlled actuators, and different forms of model are introduced which relate to the practicalities of structural design. A novel technique for placing the actuators is described, based upon optimal control theory, which enables a ranking table to be generated for the various positions within a structure where an actuator or actuators can be placed, and the effectiveness of this ranking is validated by simulation results on an example structure.

LanguageEnglish
Pages743-753
Number of pages11
JournalControl Engineering Practice
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes

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In: Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 2, No. 5, 01.10.1994, p. 743-753.

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