Doctoral Dissertations

Intelligent hybrid damper-actuator bracing control (HDABC) with deterministic and nondeterministic seismic input, soil-structure interaction, and tectonic movements


Xiaozhe Zhang


"The hybrid damper actuator bracing control (HDABC) system is studied with the intelligent strategy for earthquake resistance of building structures. This research includes finding the effects of soil structure interaction (SSI) on structural control, development of the strategy algorithm, probability analysis of control performance, and methods of estimating the control force magnitudes. This study uses not only existing earthquake records, but also future ground motions generated based on tectonic movements"--Abstract, page iv.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Hybrid actuator-damper-bracing control (HDABC) system with intelligent strategy and soil structure interaction
  • Influence of soft base on hybrid control effectiveness with frequency-domain and time-domain analyses including seismic sources from tectonic movements
  • Force estimation of different controller types for buildings with various seismic sources
  • Performance analysis of structural control systems with probability coverage and generated earthquakes based on tectonic movements


xxii, 299 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2004 Xiaozhe Zhang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

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Subject Headings

Earthquake engineering
Structural control (Engineering)
Soil-structure interaction

Thesis Number

T 8643

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