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Title: Shaking table substructure testing based on three-variable control method with velocity positive feedback
Authors: Xu, Guoshan
Wang, Zhen
Bao, Yintong
Yang, Ge
Wu, Bin
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Xu, G., Wang, Z., Bao, Y., Yang, G., & Wu, B. (2020). Shaking table substructure testing based on three-variable control method with velocity positive feedback. Applied Sciences, 10(16), 5414-. doi:10.3390/app10165414
Journal: Applied Sciences
Abstract: To improve the experimental accuracy and stability of shaking table substructure testing (STST), an explicit central difference method (CDM) and a three-variable control method (TVCM) with velocity positive feedback (VPF) are proposed in this study. First, the explicit CDM is presented for obtaining an improved control accuracy of the boundary conditions between the numerical and experimental substructures of STST. Compared with the traditional CDM, the proposed method can provide explicit control targets for displacement, velocity, and acceleration. Furthermore, a TVCM-VPF is proposed to improve the control stability and accuracy for loading the explicit control targets of displacement, velocity, and acceleration. The effectiveness of the proposed methods is validated by experiments on a three-story frame structure with a tuned liquid damper loaded on an old shaking table originally designed with the traditional displacement control mode. The experimental results show that the proposed explicit CDM works well, and the response rate and control accuracy of the shaking table are significantly improved with the contribution of the TVCM-VPF compared with those of the traditional proportional integral derivative (PID) controller. This indicates the advantage of the proposed TVCM-VPF over the traditional PID for STST. A comparison between the traditional shaking table test and STST shows that when the latter is based on the TVCM-VPF, it exhibits an excellent performance in terms of the stability and accuracy of displacement and an acceptable performance in terms of the acceleration accuracy.
ISSN: 2076-3417
DOI: 10.3390/app10165414
Rights: © 2020 The Author(s). Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution(CC BY) license (
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