Nonlinear state-space control design for displacement-based real-time testing of structural systems

  • Author / Creator
    Moosavi Nanehkaran, Seyed Abdol Hadi
  • This study presents the nonlinear design of a state space controller to control hydraulic actuators under displacement control, specifically for real-time pseudo-dynamic testing applications. The proposed control design process uses the nonlinear state space model of the dynamics of the system to be controlled; and utilizes state feedback linearization through a transformation of the state variables. Comparisons of numerical simulation results for linear state-space and nonlinear state-space controllers are given. Also robustness of the control design with respect to identified parameters is investigated. It is shown that a controller with improved performance can be designed using nonlinear state space control design techniques, provided that a representative model of the system is available.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Mercan, Oya (Civil Engineering and Environmental)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Lynch, Alan (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Adeeb, Samer (Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental)