Semi-active control of cable vibration based on time discrete system

Yong Chen, Bing N. Sun, Wen Juan Lou, Yiqing Ni, Jan Ming Ko

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Because the electro/magneto-rheological (ER/MR) damper is an adjustable passive damper, when the damper model changes with voltage, the cable-damper system is also varied. Based on this point, a new algorithm appropriate for semi-active control (designated as dynamic-adjust control) of cable vibration is developed in which the time discrete system is considered for model setup, different from the former semi-active vibration control strategies. In the numerical verification, the mathematical model of a 12 m long cable was first built for cable vibration control as numerical example; then the effectiveness of dynamic-adjust control was verified. The developed control algorithm showed more superior performance than the clipped LQG control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalZhejiang Daxue Xuebao (Gongxue Ban)/Journal of Zhejiang University (Engineering Science Edition)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003


  • ER/MR damper
  • Inclined stay cable
  • Semi-active control
  • Time discrete system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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