Smart Base Isolated Building Benchmark Problem
Professor, Depts. of Civil &
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil
Associate Professor, Dept. of Civ. and
Associate Professor, Dept. of Civ.
The benchmark problem is for passive,
active and semiactive control of seismically excited
base-isolated buildings. The objective of this benchmark study is to provide a
well defined base isolated building with a broad set of carefully chosen
parameter sets, performance measures and guidelines to the participants, so
that they can evaluate their control algorithms. The control algorithms may be
passive, active or semi-active. The benchmark structure considered is an eight
story base isolated building similar to existing buildings in
Nagarajaiah, S. Foreword: “Structural Control Benchmark Problem: Smart Base Isolated Building Subjected to Near Fault Earthquakes,” Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 13(2-3), 571–572 (2006).
Narasimhan, S., Nagarajaiah, S., Gavin, H., Johnson, E. A. “Smart Base Isolated Benchmark Building Part I: Problem definition,” Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 13(2-3), 573-588 (2006).
Nagarajaiah, S., and Narasimhan, S. “Smart base isolated benchmark building Part II: Phase I Sample controllers for linear isolation system,” Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 13(2-3), 589-604 (2006).
Please contact Professor Satish Nagarajaiah (at the following address) for requesting the benchmark problem Matlab files. Thank you for your interest in the smart base isolated benchmark problem.
Satish Nagarajaiah, Ph.D.` |713-348-6207
Professor of Civil and Env. Eng.
Professor of Mechanical Eng.
of Civil & Env.Eng. and Mech.Eng.& Mat.Sc.