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Performance-Based Design and Real-Time Large-Scale Testing to Enable Implementation of Advanced Damping Systems



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HybridSimulation-5: RTHS (Frame + Damper) - 9StoryBM - Two MR Dampers (Floor 1 + 2)
Experiment Type: Hybrid Simulation
Description: This experiment summarizes real-time hybrid simulation (RTHS) performed at Lehigh University NEES facility. The RTHS tested a 9-story benchmark structure equipped with two MR dampers (installed in the 1st and 2nd stories, respectively), using the two alrge-scale MR dampers and the large-scale steel frame constructed in the lab at Lehigh. The purpose of this testing four-fold: (1) validate the performance of a new semi-active control algorithms developed during the project, (2) identification of the designed-braced frame built in the Lehigh lab, (3) design of the adaptive actuator compensation scheme, and (4) design of the model-based feedforward-feedback actuator compensation scheme.

These tests were carried out from 05/25/2012 - 05/30/2012 at the NEES@Lehigh facility, with the assistance of Gary Novak, Tommy Maurullo, and the rest of the staff at the ATLSS lab. The lab is supervised by Dr. James Ricles.

Further information regarding the specific tests and their purpose can be found in the descriptions of the "runs", under the experiment coordinator.
Dates: May 25, 2012 - May 30, 2012
Facility: Lehigh University, PA, United States
Specimen Type: Experimental Substructure (view)
Specimen Components:
Designed Braced Frame (DBF)
Designed Braced Frame (DBF) is linked to a physical substructure.
MR Damper - 1st Floor
MR Damper - 1st Floor is linked to a physical substructure.
MR Damper - 2nd Floor
MR Damper - 2nd Floor is linked to a physical substructure.
RTHS Coordinator
All relevant data is collected within this coordinator.
Substructure Groups
RTHS Substructure Group
Tags (keywords):
  1. RTHS
  2. large scale
  3. mr damper
  4. steel frame
  5. frame
  6. actuator
  7. actuator compensation
  8. control
  9. structural control
  10. validation
  11. benchmark structure
Cite this work:
Anthony Friedman, Brian Phillips, Ryan Ahn, Yunbyeong Chae, Jianqiu Zhang, Youngjin Cha, Shirley Dyke, James Ricles, Billie Spencer, Richard Christenson, Richard Sause (2013). "RTHS (Frame + Damper) - 9StoryBM - Two MR Dampers (Floor 1 + 2)", Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (distributor), Dataset, DOI:10.4231/D36H4CQ6J