Control, Optimization, and Smart Structures: High-Performance Bridges and Buildings of the Future

Control, Optimization, and Smart Structures: High-Performance Bridges and Buildings of the Future

By: Hojjat Adeli (author), A.Latif Saleh (author)Hardback

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"Smart" or "adaptive" structures are the next generation of structural systems. They are designed with embedded computer systems and sensors within them that help these structures to modify their behaviour - in effect, to react to stimuli and events during earthquakes, wind events, and blasts. A smart building or bridge, upon first sensing seismic tremors, would vibrate and sway in ways designed to keep it intact through the duration of the earthquake to come. Using the same computer technology that made smart bombs famous during the Gulf War episode, these smart structures are being built with increasing frequency now that this technology is gaining acceptance. This book explains the technology, and how to work it into a structural design efficiently and effectively.

About Author

Hojjat Adeli is currently Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science and Lichtenstein Professor in Infrastructure Engineering at The Ohio State University. A contributor to 70 Different scholarly journals, he has authored over 400 research and scientific publications in diverse areas of engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics since he received his PhD from Stanford University in 1976 at the age of 26. He has authored/co-authored nine pioneering books. His recent books are: Machine Learning - Neural Networks, Genetic, Algorithms, and Fuzzy Systems, John Wiley & Sons, 1995; Neurocomputing for Design Automation, CRC Press, 1998; Distributed Computer-Aided Engineering, CRC Press, 1999; High Performance computing in Structural Engineering, CRC Press, 1999; and Control, Optimization and Smart Structures High-Performance Bridges and Buildings of the Future, John Wiley & Sons, 1999. He has also edited twelve books including Intelligent Information Systems, IEEE computer Society, 1997. He is the Editor-in-Chief on two research journals: Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering. He has been a Keynote/Plenary Lecturer at 53 International computing conference held in 32 different countries. On September 29, 1998, he was awarded a patent for a "method and apparatus for efficient design automation and optimization, and structures produced thereby." He is the recipient of numerous academic, research and leadership awards, honors, and recognition. In 1998, he was awarded the University Distinguished Scholar Award by the Ohio State University in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in research and scholarship and the Senate of the General Assembly of State of Ohio passed a resolution honoring him as an Outstanding Ohioan. He is the quadruple winner of the Ohio State University College of Engineering Lumley Outstanding Research Award. He has been an organizer or a member of the organization/scientific/program committee of 245 conference held in 54 different countries. His research has been sponsored by 20 different organizations, including government funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation, US Air Force Dynamics Laboratory, and US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.


Microtasking, Macrotasking, and Autotasking; Formulation of the Integrated Structural/Control Optimization; Parallel Algorithms for Solution of the Eigenvalue Problem; Parallel Algorithms for Solution of the Riccati Equation; Smart Bridge Structures; Smart Multistory Building Structures Under Earthquake and Wind Loadings; Smart Building Structures Under Blast Loading; Simultaneous Optimization of Control System and Structure; Bibliography; Subject Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780471350941
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780471350941
  • weight: 546
  • ISBN10: 047135094X

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