Journal of Applied Mathematics

Synchronized Control for Five-Story Building under Earthquake Loads

Javad Mesbahi and Alaeddin Malek

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Synchronized control is implemented for a five-story building under earthquake loads and its capabilities are investigated for protection of building under earthquake. In this regard, we applied H 2 / LQG control algorithm in form of synchronized control for structural vibration reduction. Simulation results of modeling indicated that not only the provided control is able to reduce the responses of vibrations for the structure, but also it is even capable of supplying the objectives of synchronized control at the same time. Numerical results for uncontrolled, traditional H 2 / LQG control and synchronized control coupled with H 2 / LQG algorithm are presented. It is shown that for El Centro and Bam earthquakes the synchronized control is more efficient to reduce damage to the given structures.

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J. Appl. Math., Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 507306, 8 pages.

First available in Project Euclid: 11 June 2015

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Mesbahi, Javad; Malek, Alaeddin. Synchronized Control for Five-Story Building under Earthquake Loads. J. Appl. Math. 2015 (2015), Article ID 507306, 8 pages. doi:10.1155/2015/507306.

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