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Chapter 9

Towards Smart Tall Buildings: New Concepts for Active Vibration Control and Health Monitoring of Structures

H. Adeli1 and X. Jiang2

1College of Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, United States of America
2Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, United States of America

Full Bibliographic Reference for this chapter
H. Adeli, X. Jiang, "Towards Smart Tall Buildings: New Concepts for Active Vibration Control and Health Monitoring of Structures", in J.W. Bull, (Editor), "Tall Buildings: Design Advances for Construction", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 9, pp 239-263, 2014. doi:10.4203/csets.33.9
Keywords: structural health monitoring, active vibration control.

This chapter briefly introduces the evolution of tall buildings and presents new concepts for active vibration control and health monitoring of smart tall building structures. In such structures sensors monitor the health of the structure and properlydesigned actuators apply internal forces to compensate for the forces of nature due to earthquakes and winds. Multidisciplinary methodologies and innovative computational models are reviewed for health monitoring and nonlinear active control of tall structures subject to extreme dynamic loadings such as wind or earthquake loading. The methodologies are based on adroit integration of multiple computing paradigms including chaos theory, wavelets, and three soft computing methods, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithm.

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