Because of the uncertainty inherent in engineering structures, consistent probabilistic stability/performance measures are essential to accurately assessing and comparing the robustness of structural control systems. An approach is presented herein for calculating such probabilistic measures for a controlled structure. First and second order reliability methods (FORM/SORM) are shown to be appropriate for the required calculations. The concepts are illustrated through several examples of seismically excited structures with active protective systems.
- Protective systems
- Robust control
- Structural control
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality