WIT Press


High Impact Force Attenuation Of Reinforced Concrete Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU120241

Volume

126

Pages

6

Page Range

273 - 278

Published

2012

Size

821 kb

Author(s)

Y. Kim, T. El-Korchi & K. S. Arsava

Abstract

This paper presents the application of smart control technology to reinforced concrete systems for high impact force attenuation. The smart reinforced control system is developed through the integration of reinforced concrete beams, smart control devices, sensors, and signal processors. Various combinations of input and output signals are applied to the smart reinforced concrete beams: impact forces and current signals are used as input signals while accelerations and displacements are used as output signals. Based on the set of input-output signals, a nonparametric model is developed to predict the nonlinear behaviour of smart concrete beam systems. It is demonstrated from the experimental studies that the proposed model is effective in predicting the nonlinear impact responses of the reinforced concrete systems. Keywords: high impact forces, impact force attenuation, reinforced concrete systems, smart control technology, system identification, structural control, fuzzy logic model, magnetorheological (MR) damper.

Keywords

high impact forces, impact force attenuation, reinforced concrete systems, smart control technology, system identification, structural control, fuzzy logic model, magnetorheological (MR) damper