Active Tendon Control of Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures Subjected to Near-Fault Effects

Nigdeli S. M., Boduroglu M. H.

11th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM), Greece, 21 - 27 September 2013, vol.1558, pp.437-440 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1558
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4825519
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.437-440
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A reinforced concrete (RC) frame structure was controlled with active tendons under the excitation of near-fault ground motions. Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) type controllers were used and the controller was tuned by using a numerical algorithm. In order to prevent brittle fracture of the structure, the aim of the control is to reduce maximum base shear force. The RC structure was investigated for different characteristic strengths of concrete and the approach is applicable for the structure with 14 MPa concrete strength or higher.