A simple hybrid testing approach for dynamic analysis of civil structural control devices
by J. Geoffrey Chase, Xiao Qi Chen, Kerry J. Mulligan, Geoffrey W. Rodgers, Rodney B. Elliott
International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems (IJAMECHS), Vol. 1, No. 4, 2009

Abstract: This paper presents a simple and robust hybrid test system and outlines solutions to the major issues faced in developing any hybrid system. The overall approach is centred on the dSpace real-time control system development tool. The final system readily accommodates non-linear-single and multi-degree-of-freedom models and an operating bandwidth of 1 kHz. Experimental outcomes are based on studies of a linear single degree of freedom structure and a non-linear rocking wall system that includes impact loads and timing subject to random ground motions. The results illustrate the potential outcomes of full scale experiments but at a cost-effective level.

Online publication date: Sat, 06-Jun-2009

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