This comprehensive handbook is designed to provide the reader with the knowledge needed to successfully implement an active, hybrid or semi active control system to a structure, safeguarding it against environmental forces such as wind or earthquakes. Written by leading experts in structural control, this book emphasises fail safe techniques and validates their implementation through simulations. It examines the implicit issues between theoretical development and actual implementation of systems. It identifies important hardware and software safety features. It describes a PC based system simulator, which simulates the real time response of structure and control hardware. "Active, Hybrid and Semi active Structural Control" is a must have reference for researchers, practitioners and design engineers working in civil, aerospace, automotive and mechanical engineering. It is undoubtedly the key resource for all postgraduate students in this rapidly growing area of research interest and development.
Preface. 1 Introduction. 1.1 General. 1.2 Basic Principles. 1.3 State-of-the-Practice. 1.4 Implementation-Related Issues. 1.5 Organization. 2 Hardware Description. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Active Control Force Generation System. 2.3 Measuring Equipment. 2.4 Signal Interface System. 2.5 Digital Control System. 2.6 Case Study. 3 Control Software Implementation. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Practical Considerations. 3.3 Digital Control System (Software). 3.4 Appropriate Design Morphology. 3.5 Case Study. 4 Theoretical and Practical Control Techniques. 4.1 General. 4.2 Continuous-Time Optimal Direct Output Feedback. 4.3 Effect of Time Delay. 4.4 Discrete-Time Control Analysis and Design. 4.5 Analytical Simulations of Discrete-Time Control. 4.6 Case Study. 5 Control Performance Verification. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Real-Time Structural Simulator. 5.3 Real-Time Control Verification of the Hybrid/Active Mass Damper Model. 5.4 Case Study. 6 Summary. 6.1 Directions of Future Development. References. Author Index. Subject Index.