Semiactive variable-friction damper control with simple algorithm

Akira Nishitani, Yoshihiro Nitta, Atsushi Itoh, Yoshiki Ikeda

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This paper discusses a methodology of semiactive control strategy using a variable-friction damper. In this variable-friction damper only the slip-force level is controlled in response to the magnitude of ground motion in such a way that the damper should exhibit a hysteresis to dissipate the energy in any seismic event. The employed control algorithm is rather simple, yet quite effective. The effectiveness of such a variable-friction damper is demonstrated through the computer simulation applying the damper system to a twenty-story building. Then, the control effectiveness is estimated in terms of the equivalent damping factor by utilizing system identification technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-507
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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