Active Seismic Isolation by Disturbance-Accommodating Gain-Scheduled Control

2005 Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series C  
In this paper, we propose a design method of a disturbance-accommodating gain-scheduled control taking account of actuator saturation by seismic excitation in vibration isolation for a multidegree-of-freedom structure. A disturbance model multiplied by an envelope function is introduced for distrubance-accommodating control in order to represent the nonstationary characteristics of seismic disturbance. We formulate a linear parameter varying system according to the amplitude of the disturbance
more » ... s well as the controller output, and design a gain-scheduled controller. By carrying out simulations and experiments of seismic excitation, it is verified that the proposed controller can maintain the performance of isolation even if a large earthquake with which actuator saturation occurs comes.
doi:10.1299/kikaic.71.3107 fatcat:lv7whul6lnapnmr44rlntivm2e