Active Control Experiments and Structural Testing

  • T. T. Soong
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 345)


As in all other new technological innovations, experimental verification constitutes a crucial element in the maturing process as active structural control progresses from conceptualization to actual implementation. Experimental studies are particularly important in this area since hardware requirements for the fabrication of a feasible active control system for structural applications are in many ways unique. As an example, control of civil engineering structures requires the ability on the part of the control device to generate large control forces with high velocities and fast reaction times. Experimentation on various designs of possible control devices is thus necessary to assess the implementability of theoretical results in the laboratory and in the field.

In order to perform feasibility studies and to carry out control experiments, investigations on active control have focused on several control mechanisms as described below.


Tune Mass Damper Absolute Acceleration White Noise Excitation Active Control System Base Isolation System 
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  • T. T. Soong
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  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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