Performance of an active mass driver system on a five storey benchmark model

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JSME International Journal, Series C: Mechanical Systems, Machine Elements and Manufacturing, 2003, 46 (3), pp. 848 - 853
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This paper reports the experimental tests conducted on a 5-storey benchmark model defined by Samali, using an Active Mass Driver (AMD) system, where the control action is achieved by using Fuzzy Logic controller and UTS state-of-the-art shake table facility. The performance of the Fuzzy controller is checked against Hachinohe 1968 and Northridge 1994 earthquake records as input excitation to the benchmark model. The main advantage of the Fuzzy controller is its inherent robustness and ability to handle any non-linear behaviour of the structure. The results of the experimental tests show the ability of the adopted Fuzzy controller to reduce the building responses for the two earthquake records used.
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