NCEER-87-0023 | 11/11/1987 | 44 pages
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Keywords: Active Control, Structural Control, Dynamic Structural Control, Control of Structural Behavior, Control Algorithms, and Control Mechanisms.
Abstract: The objective of this paper is to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of active control research as applied to civil engineering structures. An attempt is made to present it with less specialized research content suitable for a more general readership. Recent activities in control algorithm development, control system design and practical aspects of their applications are summarized followed by a discussion on possible future directions.