Fault-Tolerant Control Design for Smart Damping Systems
This thesis contains a study of the effects of and develops a procedure for dealing with control component failure in smart damping systems. The procedure is developed by studying the effects of failure on a six story model building. Verification is achieved by applying the procedure to a full scale nine story plan-asymmetric building. This thesis also presents two additional studies. The first considers the applicability of a design procedure for passive systems modified to apply to MR dampers. The second compares the performance of a decentralized control system to that of the global controller used in this thesis in both functional controller conditions and in the presence of a failure.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Shirley Dyke (2011), "Fault-Tolerant Control Design for Smart Damping Systems," http://nees.org/resources/3361.