Structural control: Past, present, and future Academic Article uri icon


  • This tutorial/survey paper: (1) provides a concise point of departure for researchers and practitioners alike wishing to assess the current state of the art in the control and monitoring of civil engineering structures; and (2) provides a link between structural control and other fields of control theory, pointing out both differences and similarities, and points out where future research and application efforts are likely to prove fruitful. The paper consists of the following sections: section 1 is an introduction; section 2 deals with passive energy dissipation; section 3 deals with active control; section 4 deals with hybrid and semiactive control systems; section 5 discusses sensors for structural control; section 6 deals with smart material systems; section 7 deals with health monitoring and damage detection; and section 8 deals with research needs. An extensive list of references is provided in the references section.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Housner, G. W., Bergman, L. A., Caughey, T. K., Chassiakos, A. G., Claus, R. O., Masri, S. F., ... Yao, J.

citation count

  • 1686

complete list of authors

  • Housner, GW||Bergman, LA||Caughey, TK||Chassiakos, AG||Claus, RO||Masri, SF||Skelton, RE||Soong, TT||Spencer, BF||Yao, JTP

publication date

  • September 1997