Numerical Investigation on Toggled Actuator Forces in Active Vibration Control System

Mirfakhraei, S, Andalib, G and Chan, R 2019, 'Numerical Investigation on Toggled Actuator Forces in Active Vibration Control System', Advance Researches in Civil Engineering, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 16-35.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Numerical Investigation on Toggled Actuator Forces in Active Vibration Control System
Author(s) Mirfakhraei, S
Andalib, G
Chan, R
Year 2019
Journal name Advance Researches in Civil Engineering
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 16
End page 35
Total pages 20
Publisher Advance Researches in Civil Engineering
Abstract In this paper a numerical investigation of installation of actuator in a toggle configuration for decreasing of active control forces in engineering structures has been carried out. During the past two decades, researchers have been focused to prevent the vibration of tall building from strong earthquakes. For achieving this purpose, they applied either massive conventional bracing or passive energy dissipation dampers. Subsequently, they developed active control systems in structures to resist against the high seismic loads. However, this later method eventuates installing massive actuators in building which are not only very costly and uneconomically but also needs large electricity power. In this research, using by known earthquakes, investigation of the effects of the toggle configuration on actuator forces has been performed numerically. For numerical investigation, active tendon control system was selected as a comparison. The numerical investigation shows significant reduction in actuator forces through using toggle configuration. Finally, comparing results through the numerical processes express high matching that relies on mitigation of control forces in the toggled active model.
Subject Structural Engineering
Earthquake Engineering
Keyword(s) Active control system
Control forces
Structural active vibration control
DOI - identifier 10.30469/ARCE.2019.85699
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ISSN 2645-7229
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