In this work, a new strategy to design passive energy dissipation systems for vibration control of large structures is presented. The method is based on the equivalence between passive damping systems and fully decentralized static velocity-feedback controllers. This equivalence allows to take advantage of recent developments in static output-feedback control design to formulate the passive-damping design as a single optimization problem with Linear Matrix Inequality constraints. To illustrate the application of the proposed methodology, a passive damping system is designed for the seismic protection of a five-story building with excellent results.
CitationPalacios-Quiñonero, F. [et al.]. Optimal passive-damping design using a decentralized velocity-feedback H-infinity approach. "Modeling identification and control", 16 Desembre 2012, vol. 33, núm. 3, p. 87-97.
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