Digital Wireless Solutions for Structural Control


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The authors have access to an existing laboratory facility which has been used to validate different control schemes. The three-storey steel frame is mounted on a single-axis shaking table simulating the ground excitation. Four single-axis wired accelerometers were mounted on each level (ground and floors of the frame). A mass cart driven by a DC motor, a DC motor position analog controller, and a controller board complete the early bed-test realization. Recently wireless sensor links and a digital position controller were introduced to update the AMD performance. In this paper the frame specimen is simulated by a numerical model allowing the authors to design and test the control laws without any risk of damaging the physical model.



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Pietro Vincenzini, Fabio Casciati and Piervincenzo Rizzo




S. Casciati and Z. C. Chen, "Digital Wireless Solutions for Structural Control", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 83, pp. 157-166, 2013

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September 2012




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