Towards a methodology for designing active elements into civil structures

S. A. Austin, R. M. Goodall, J. S. Nolan

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Abstract

The paper summarises some modelling methods for use with civil structures containing active elements (in both differential equation and state-space form) and examines design optimization applied to these models. The optimization techniques are extended to give a means of making a quantitative relative assessment between different positions for the active element. Some results are presented, and the relevance of the technique in the context of an overall design methodology is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
EditorsBrian Culshaw, Peter T. Gardiner, Alaster McDonach
PublisherSPIE
Pages251-254
Number of pages4
Volume1777
ISBN (Print)9780750302227, 0750302224
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1st European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials 1992 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 May 199214 May 1992
Conference number: 1
https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/1777.toc

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume1777
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference1st European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials 1992
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period12/05/9214/05/92
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    Austin, S. A., Goodall, R. M., & Nolan, J. S. (1992). Towards a methodology for designing active elements into civil structures. In B. Culshaw, P. T. Gardiner, & A. McDonach (Eds.), First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials (Vol. 1777, pp. 251-254). [17771G] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 1777). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298075