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Abstract

Following on from the successful CEST ADS computer control research project, the FUDIDCOEEF project, funded under the EC programme of Access to Experimental Facilities, is developing advanced, real-time automatic control techniques for shaking table, reaction-wall and general structural dynamics test techniques. At the heart of the control developments is the Minimal Control Synthesis (MCS) algorithm, developed at the University of Bristol. This revolutionary algorithm has been proved to increase dramatically the fidelity of dynamic test rig performance. Under FUDIDCOEEF, the MCS algorithm application is being extended from control of shaking tables for conventional seismic testing, to include dynamic sub-structuring, improvement of spurious motion control, and multiple support excitation applied to shaking tables and reaction walls.

Additional information

Authors: STOTEN D.P, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of Bristol, Queen's Bulding, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR (UK);TAYLOR C.A, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of Bristol, Queen's Bulding, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR (UK);SEVERN R.T, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of Bristol, Queen's Bulding, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR (UK);CREWE A.J, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of Bristol, Queen's Bulding, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR (UK);WAGG D, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of Bristol, Queen's Bulding, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR (UK);GOMEZ E, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of Bristol, Queen's Bulding, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR (UK);MAGONETTE G, Elsa Laboratory, JRC Ispra (IT);BAIRRAO R, LNEC, Lisbon (PT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: Workshop: Mitigation of Seismic Risk Support to Recently Affected European Countries. Organised by: JRC Held at: Hotel Villa Carlotta, Belgirate (IT) Given on: 27-28 November 2000
Record Number: 200013325 / Last updated on: 2001-06-27
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en