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Development of Robust Control Systems for Magneto-Rheological Fluid-Based Smart Structures

Funding: 2005: $60,000
2006: $58,000
2007: $60,000

Project Member(s): Ha, Q., Li, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2005

Summary: The protection of civil engineering structures from hostile dynamic loading such as earthquakes, strong wind, and fierce waves is of vital importance. The advent of smart materials and advances in control engineering offer possibilities towards the achievement of this goal. The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to develop analytical models and rigorous techniques to characterise and control the dynamic properties of magneto-rheological (MR) fluids for robust semi-active control of civil engineering structures under severe dynamic loading conditions. The envisaged theoretical developments followed by extensive experimental evaluations will significantly advance the understanding of efficient smart structures of the future.

Publications:

Royel, S, Yu, Y, Li, Y, Li, J & Ha, QP 2015, 'A Hysteresis Model and Parameter Identification for MR Pin Joints using Immune Particle Swarm Optimization', Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering., IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE, Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 1319-1324.
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Ha, QP, Nguyen, M, Li, J & Kwok, N 2013, 'Smart Structures With Current-Driven MR Dampers: Modeling and Second-Order Sliding Mode Control', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 1702-1711.
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Ha, QP, Kwok, N, Nguyen, M, Li, J & Samali, B 2008, 'Mitigation of seismic responses on building structures using MR dampers with Lyapunov-based control', Structural Control & Health Monitoring, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 604-621.
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Kwok, N, Ha, QP, Li, J & Samali, B 2005, 'Parameter Identification for a Magnetorheological Fluid Damper: An Evolutionary Computation Approach', Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, International Symposium on Intelligent Technologies in Tech'05, Faculty of Science and Technology, Assumption University, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 115-122.

Tran, T, Ha, QP & Nguyen, HT 2005, 'A Cascade Sliding Mode-PID Controller for Non-overshoot Time Responses', Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Intelligent Technologies, International Symposium on Intelligent Technologies in Tech'05, Faculty of Science and Technology, Assumption University, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 27-33.
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Keywords: Structure Engineering, Dynamic Loading, Mechatronics, Control Engineering, Smart Structure Technology, Magnetorheological Fluid,

FOR Codes: Control Engineering, Structural Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics, Housing, Other, Residential Construction Design, Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics), Automation and Control Engineering