In this paper the application of control theory to structural engineering has been presented from a structural engineering perspective. The objective of this paper is to summarize key steps that are required to design an active control system for a structure. Total acceleration feedback with H2/LQG controller is used in this paper. The structural control device is made of tendon/pulley system. Multiple-input and single-input control systems were compared. It was shown that multiple-input control system could provide a more efficient design.
Active Control in Structures
H. Sedarat, H. Sedarat, R. Kosut,
13th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference held in Baltimore, June 13-16, 1999