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Smart Structures and Systems
  Volume 11, Number 2, February 2013 , pages 163-183

Complete decentralized displacement control algorithm
M.E. Ruiz-Sandoval and E. Morales

    Control systems have been greatly studied in recent years and can be classified as: passive, active, semi-active or hybrid systems. Most forms of control systems have been applied in a centralized manner where all the information is sent to a central node where control the algorithm is then calculated. One of the possible problems of centralized control is the difficulty to scale its application. In this paper, a completely decentralized control algorithm is analytically implemented. The algorithm considers that each of the control systems makes the best decision based solely on the information collected at its location. Semi-active control is used in preference to active control because it has minimal energy consumption, little to no possibility of destabilization, a reduction in the possibility of data saturation, and a reduction in the response time in comparison to centralized control.
Key Words
    control; passive; active; semi-active; decentralized
M.E. Ruiz-Sandoval and E. Morales : Department of Materials, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana – Azcapotzalco. Av. San Pablo #180 Col. Reynosa-Tamaulipas, Mexico D.F.

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