Re-Shaping Semi-Active Structural Response Via Simple Applications of Embedded Computation, Sensors and Valves Conference Paper uri icon


  • Semi-active dampers and actuators hold significant promise for their ability to add supplemental damping and reduce structural response, particularly under earthquake loading. Novel devices utilizing off the shelf components and control systems are used to modify structural response. Devices are presented from design, modeling, analysis and validation via hybrid testing and experimental shake table results. All cases are compared with independent analytical predictions based on first principles analysis.

name of conference

  • ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

published proceedings

  • Volume 4: ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications and the 19th Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Chase, J. G., Mulligan, K. J., Mander, J. B., Rodgers, G. W., & Chen, X.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Chase, J Geoffrey||Mulligan, Kerry J||Mander, John B||Rodgers, Geoffrey W||Chen, XiaoQi

publication date

  • January 2007