This paper discusses a methodology of semi-active structural control using a variable friction damper. The presented algorithm is that only the slipping level of the friction damper is controlled in response to the first modal coordinate. More specifically, the target constant ductility factor with respect to the first modal response is to be maintained by controlling the slipping level within each hysteresis loop. The effectiveness of the proposed semi-active control is demonstrated both by means of computer simulations and scale model experiments.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the American Control Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Dec 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1999 American Control Conference (99ACC) - San Diego, CA, USA|
Duration: 1999 Jun 2 → 1999 Jun 4
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering