The delay on the signals is a factor in structural control and time delay may affect the efficiency of the system. For that reason, an amount of time delay is assumed in the tuning process of controller. In the present study, active tendon controlled single degree of freedom (SDOF) structures using Proportional-Derivative-Integral (PID) controllers were tested by using sets of near-fault ground motions with and without pulses. The performance of the system was investigated for different time-delays. According to the results, the control system tuned for 20ms time delay is robust against ±20ms additional delay.
Structural control, Time delay, PID control, Active tendons, Near-fault, Pulses
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Serdar Ulusoy, Sinan Melih Nigdeli, Gebrail Bekdas. (2018) Time Delay Factor of Structural Control Systems for Excitations with and Without Pulses. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 3, 74-81
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