List of Tables.
List of Algorithms.
List of Symbols.
Organization of the Book.
1 Reliability, Robustness and Structural Control.
1.1 Preliminary Concepts.
1.3 System Representation.
1.4 A Comparison of Passive, Active and Semiactive Control Strategies.
2 Collocated and Non-collocated Systems.
2.2 Definition of Collocated System.
2.3 Centralized and Non-centralized Systems.
2.4 Linear and Non-linear Systems.
2.5 The Problem of Spillover.
2.6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Collocated and Non-collocated Systems.
2.7 A Numerical Comparison.
3 Semiactive Devices.
3.1 The Basic Idea and a Brief History.
3.2 Variable Viscous Devices.
3.3 Variable Stiffness Devices.
3.4 Magnetorheological Devices.
3.5 Friction Devices.
3.6 Tuned Liquid Dampers.
3.7 Electro-inductive Device.
3.8 Air-jet Actuators.
3.9 SMA Actuators.
4 Semiactive Control Laws.
4.1 Control Strategies and Algorithms for Semiactive Damping.
4.2 Implementation Schemes.
5 Implementation of Semiactive Control Strategies.
5.2 Hardware Control Implementation.
5.3 Real-time Software.
5.4 Non-centralized Control Versus Collocated Systems.
6 Experimental Verification.
6.2 The Challenges of Performance-based Design in Structural Testing.
6.3 Base-isolated Buildings and Bridges.
6.4 Supplemental Damping Devices.
6.5 Experimental Methods in Structural Dynamics.
6.6 Assessment of Structural Control Devices.
7 Stability and Foreseen Developments.
7.1 Preliminary Concepts.
7.2 Semiactive Features.
Appendix A: Damping.
A.1 Types of Damping.
A.2 Why Have a Damping Matrix?
A.3 Rayleigh Damping.