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Control, Optimization, and Smart Structures: High-Performance Bridges and Buildings of the Future

Control, Optimization, and Smart Structures: High-Performance Bridges and Buildings of the Future

Hojjat Adeli, Amgad Saleh

ISBN: 978-0-471-35094-1

May 1999

288 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$140.00

Description

A futuristic guide to smart structure technology

Through the use of active controllers, a structure can modify its behavior during dynamic loading such as impact, wind, or earthquake loading. Such structures with self-modification capability are called adaptive or smart structures. Smart structure technology prevents loss of life and damage to structures during natural disasters. This cross-disciplinary book features computational models and algorithms for active control of a new generation of large adaptive structures subjected to various types of dynamic loading. An important focus of the book is the optimization of both the structure and control systems in order to minimize costs. 
Microtasking, Macrotasking, and Autotasking.

Formulation of the Integrated Structural/Control Optimization.

Parallel Algorithms for Solution of the Eigenvalue Problem.

Parallel Algorithms for Solution of the Riccati Equation.

Smart Bridge Structures.

Smart Multistory Building Structures Under Earthquake and Wind Loadings.

Smart Building Structures Under Blast Loading.

Simultaneous Optimization of Control System and Structure.

Bibliography.

Subject Index.