Base Isolation Systems Employing Variable Friction Dampers Based on a STFT Controller

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Conventional isolation systems may induce an excessive response in near-fault earthquakes. A new short time Fourier transformation (STFT) control algorithm for variable friction dampers (VFD) is developed to improve the performance of base isolation buildings in near-fault earthquakes. The STFT controller varies the clamping force in the VFD damper to achieve the response reduction. In addition, the STFT algorithm is implemented analytically on a multi degree of freedom system (MDOF) with laminated rubber bearings and variable friction dampers in Simulink environment. Three types of earthquakes representing a wide variety of ground motions are considered as the ground excitations in the simulation. The numerical show that, compared with conventional isolation systems, the semi-active isolation system controlled by the STFT algorithm can reduce the excessive response in near-fault earthquakes effectively.

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Xuejun Zhou

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1566-1575

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.90-93.1566

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Z. S. Dai "Base Isolation Systems Employing Variable Friction Dampers Based on a STFT Controller", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 90-93, pp. 1566-1575, 2011

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September 2011

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