EACS 2016 paper - Shaking Table Tests of Cooperative Control between an Active Mass Damper for a Building and Semi-Active Damper for a Base-Isolated Floor Using a Small-Scale Specimen
journal contributionposted on 28.03.2017, 15:16 by Fumito NAKAMICHI, Masayuki KOHIYAMA
EACS 2016 Paper No. 136
To reduce the amount of earthquake damage, the effectiveness of cooperative control between two controllers (one for the building and another for the equipment) was verified using a shaking table test. We employed a Kalman filter and the linear quadratic Gaussian strategy to minimise the amount of damage under strong ground motions, and the two controllers share the quantities of the state variables of the building and equipment. A three-storey specimen, which comprise a building (the main system) with an active mass damper and a base-isolated floor (a subsystem) with a semi-active oil damper, represents a 15-storey building of a data centre on a real scale. As a result of the shaking table test, we confirmed that implementing cooperative control reduced the relative displacement between the main system and subsystem without increasing absolute acceleration.