Modeling MR-dampers: a nonlinear blackbox approach

G. Jin, M. K. Sain, K. D. Pham, Jr Spencer, J. C. Ramallo

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The focus of this paper is on the application of nonlinear blackbox identification techniques to the modeling of magnetorheological fluid dampers (MRD), a new family of devices devoted to solving a wide range of structural control problems. In the following, we first give in Section 1 a brief introduction to the current status and practice in civil engineering structural control. Then in Section 2, the guidelines for nonlinear blackbox modeling will be presented in a review manner. Following this the implementation of the identification algorithm, along with the detailed experimental results, will be given in Section 3. Finally in Section 4, we will discuss the generality of our approach by listing two interesting case studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-434
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 American Control Conference - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2001Jun 27 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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