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  • Journal title : Smart Structures and Systems
  • Volume 18, Issue 1,  2016, pp.31-52
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/sss.2016.18.1.031
 Title & Authors
Active tendon control of suspension bridges
Preumont, Andre; Voltan, Matteo; Sangiovanni, Andrea; Mokrani, Bilal; Alaluf, David;
The paper first reviews the theory of active tendon control with decentralized Integral Force Feedback (IFF) and collocated displacement actuator and force sensor; a formal proof of the formula giving the maximum achievable damping is provided for the first time. Next, the potential of the control strategy for the control of suspension bridges with active stay cables is evaluated on a numerical model of an existing footbridge; several configurations are investigated where the active cables connect the pylon to the deck or the deck to the catenary. The analysis confirms that it is possible to provide a set of targeted modes with a considerable amount of damping, reaching ${\xi}
suspension bridge;active control;collocated control;integral force feedback;
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