Control of a Seismically Excited Benchmark Building Using Linear Matrix Inequality-Based Semiactive Nonlinear Fuzzy Control Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper investigates the behavior of a seismically excited benchmark building employing magnetorheological dampers operated by a model-based fuzzy logic controller (MBFLC) formulated in terms of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). The MBFLC is designed in a systematic way, while the traditional model-free fuzzy logic controller is designed via trial and error by experienced investigators. It is demonstrated from comparison of the uncontrolled and semiactive controlled responses that the proposed LMI-based MBFLC is effective in vibration reduction of a benchmark building under various earthquake loading conditions. 2010 ASCE.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, Y., Langari, R., & Hurlebaus, S.

citation count

  • 34

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Yeesock||Langari, Reza||Hurlebaus, Stefan

publication date

  • August 2010