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Scheduling Strategy of Multiple Semi-Active Controllers With Information on the Disturbance and the Structural Response

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Kazuhiko Hiramoto

Niigata University, Niigata, Japan

Taichi Matsuoka

Meiji University, Kawasaki, Japan

Katsuaki Sunakoda

Akita University, Akita, Japan

Paper No. PVP2016-63453, pp. V008T08A004; 10 pages
  • ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Volume 8: Seismic Engineering
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 17–21, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5046-6
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


A scheduling strategy of multiple semi-active control laws for various earthquake disturbances is proposed to maximize the control performance. Generally, the semi-active controller for a given structural system is designed as a single control law and the single control law is used for all the forthcoming earthquake disturbances. It means that the general semi-active control should be designed to achieve a certain degree of the control performance for all the assumed disturbances with various time and/or frequency characteristics. Such requirement on the performance robustness becomes a constraint to obtain the optimal control performance. We propose a scheduling strategy of multiple semi-active control laws. Each semi-active control law is designed to achieve the optimal performance for a single earthquake disturbance. Such optimal control laws are scheduled with the available data in the control system. As the scheduling mechanism of the multiple control laws, a command signal generator (CSG) is defined in the control system. An artificial neural network (ANN) is adopted as the CSG. The ANN-based CSG works as an interpolator of the multiple control laws. Design parameters in the CSG are optimized with the genetic algorithm (GA). Simulation study shows the effectiveness of the approach.

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