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dc.contributor.authorLiang, Z.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTong, M.
dc.contributor.authorLee, G.C.
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-29T14:34:23Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-17T17:08:42Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-10T20:21:48Z
dc.date.available2010-07-29T14:34:23Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-08-17T17:08:42Zen_US
dc.date.available2014-02-10T20:21:48Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier95-0012en_US
dc.identifier.govdocPB96-137153en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/682en_US
dc.description.abstractThis report presents a structural vibration reduction system which includes control algorithms and example devices. The concept of this system is to adaptively change the physical parameters of a structure based on dynamic information such as ground motions and the structure's response to these motions. This approach is referred to as Real-time Structural Parameter Modification (RSPM). A structure implemented with RSPM capacity is called an innervated structure. An innervated structure consists of three integrated functions or components: a sensory unit to measure the dynamic signals, a decision-making unit to analyze the signals and responses of the structure with added innervating elements, and an action unit consisting of certain functional switches and/or actuators. The basic functions are self-monitoring, self-decision-making and self-tuning. The innervating action of structures is modeled after human body motion control principles, which is conceptually different from the various structural control schemes presently defined by the structural engineering community. This report presents only the basic concept and preliminary theoretical and experimental results to demonstrate the feasibility of introducing innervating actions to structures. It emphasizes a research direction to establish the necessary engineering knowledge base for the design and construction of man-made structures with features and characteristics similar to those of living systems.<BR>en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity at Buffaloen_US
dc.format.extent114en_US
dc.titleReal-Time Structural Parameter Modification (RSPM): Development of Innervated Structuresen_US


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