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Smart Structures and Systems
  Volume 6, Number 7, September 2010 , pages 811-833

Integrated vibration control and health monitoring of building structures: a time-domain approach
B. Chen, Y.L. Xu and X. Zhao

    Vibration control and health monitoring of building structures have been actively investigated in recent years but treated separately according to the primary objective pursued. This paper presents a general approach in the time domain for integrating vibration control and health monitoring of a building structure to accommodate various types of control devices and on-line damage detection. The concept of the time-domain approach for integrated vibration control and health monitoring is first introduced. A parameter identification scheme is then developed to identify structural stiffness parameters and update the structural analytical model. Based on the updated analytical model, vibration control of the building using semi-active friction dampers against earthquake excitation is carried out. By assuming that the building suffers certain damage after extreme event or long service and by using the previously identified original structural parameters, a damage detection scheme is finally proposed and used for damage detection. The feasibility of the proposed approach is demonstrated through detailed numerical examples and extensive parameter studies.
Key Words
    parameter identification; vibration control; damage detection; integrated system; feasibility study.
B. Chen, Y.L. Xu and X. Zhao: Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

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