Overview of the application of active/semiactive control to building structures in Japan

Akira Nishitani, Yutaka Inoue

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    Perhaps one of the most significant technological innovations in the structural engineering field is the practical application of active and semiactive control to civil structures. A number of structures integrating active, hybrid, and semiactive response control technologies have been constructed in Japan. Most of them are building structures. This paper provides an overview of those building structures, focusing mainly on the types of buildings that are controlled, and on the types of control devices that are implemented. Future directions of structural engineering are also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1565-1574
    Number of pages10
    JournalEarthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov



    • Active control
    • Active structural control
    • Hybrid control
    • Mass damper
    • Mass driver
    • Semiactive control

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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