Maryam Bitaraf

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This paper investigates the effectiveness of two adaptive control strategies for modulating control force of variable friction dampers (VFDs) that are employed as semi-active devices in combination with laminated rubber bearings for seismic protection of buildings. The first controller developed in this study is an adaptive fuzzy neural controller (AFNC).(More)
During the lifetime of a structural system, many severe events such as earthquakes and strong winds may happen to that system resulting in structural characteristic changes. The use of an adaptive control strategy is particularly appropriate as it can deal with these changes. In this study, the response of a 3-story building is controlled by a direct(More)
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