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An Overview of Active Structural Control under Seismic Loads

Soong, T. T. and Masri, S. F. and Housner, G. W. (1991) An Overview of Active Structural Control under Seismic Loads. Earthquake Spectra, 7 (3). pp. 483-505. ISSN 8755-2930. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SOOes91

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Abstract

The concept of active structural control as a means of structural protection against seismic loads, developed over the last 20 years, has received considerable attention in recent years. It has now reached the stage where active systems have been installed in full-scale structures. It is the purpose of this paper to provide an overview of this development with special emphasis placed on laboratory experiments using model structures and on full-scale implementation of some active control systems. Included in this paper is a report on the formation of a U.S. Panel on Structural Control Research and some discussion on possible future research directions in this exciting research area.


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Additional Information:©1991 Earthquake Spectra. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation and in part by the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Buffalo, New York. The authors wish to thank Dr. S.C. Liu of the National Science Foundation for his encouragement and active interest in the formation and activities of the U.S. Panel on Structural Control Research.
Subject Keywords:Structural Control; active, Experimentation; structural control, United States; structural control; U.S. Panel on Structural Control Research, Research; structural control, Earthquake engineering; structural control, Bracing; structural control, Damping devices; structural control, Earthquake-Resistant Design -- Buildings
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