Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

Safety requirements for structures built in seismic regions have led to techniques for absorbing the energy induced to these structures by earthquakes. Passive isolation systems such as base isolators are suitable for low-rise structures but they provide only a partial solution to the problem. This paper presents three active control techniques for reducing the dynamic response of machine supporting foundations. The concept of active control is discussed and various control strategies are presented. The active tendon system (ATS), active mass damper (AMD), and active base control (ABC) mechanisms are examined. Both optimal and non-optimal control algorithms are described and numerical simulations are performed. It is shown that active control can reduce the dynamic response of turbomachines and their foundations under both normal operation, and emergency conditions such as earthquakes.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Control of Seismic Response of Structures

St. Louis, Missouri

Safety requirements for structures built in seismic regions have led to techniques for absorbing the energy induced to these structures by earthquakes. Passive isolation systems such as base isolators are suitable for low-rise structures but they provide only a partial solution to the problem. This paper presents three active control techniques for reducing the dynamic response of machine supporting foundations. The concept of active control is discussed and various control strategies are presented. The active tendon system (ATS), active mass damper (AMD), and active base control (ABC) mechanisms are examined. Both optimal and non-optimal control algorithms are described and numerical simulations are performed. It is shown that active control can reduce the dynamic response of turbomachines and their foundations under both normal operation, and emergency conditions such as earthquakes.