Studying the Behavior of Active Mass Drivers during an Earthquake Using Discrete Instantaneous Optimal Control Method

Document Type : Structural Earthquake Engineering



2 Shiraz University


In order to control the responses of a building, different control systems may be employed. To recognize and select a proper control system, a designer has to analyze many cases. This paper investigates the behavior of some control systems with respect to changes in different parameters of an AMD, and various combinations of masses and control forces of two or three AMDs, and also different locations of an AMD along the height of a building. In this study we used a recently proposed control algorithm, named discrete instantaneous optimal control method. A new discrete stable weighting matrix strengthens this method.