Coupled building control considering the effects of building/connector configuration

Richard E. Christenson, B. F. Spencer, Erik A. Johnson, K. Seto

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Coupled building control has been shown to be an effective means of protection for flexible building structures. Numerous researchers have proposed various active, passive, and semiactive coupled building control strategies for both high-rise and low-rise buildings. Actual applications of coupled building control for low-rise buildings and high-rise buildings have been successfully implemented in Japan using passive and active control technology. Much of the research in the literature has focused on specific building pairs. To date, there have been no detailed studies of the effects of the building configuration and connector location on the overall system performance. This paper examines these effects and compares the efficacy of passive and active coupled building control for flexible adjacent buildings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-863
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2006


  • Buildings
  • Configuration
  • Coupling
  • Seismic analysis
  • Structural control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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