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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2015, Article ID 507306, 8 pages
Research Article

Synchronized Control for Five-Story Building under Earthquake Loads

1Department of Mathematics, Payame Noor University, Tehran 19395-4697, Iran
2Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-134, Tehran 1411713116, Iran

Received 22 February 2015; Revised 14 April 2015; Accepted 15 April 2015

Academic Editor: Ray K. L. Su

Copyright © 2015 Javad Mesbahi and Alaeddin Malek. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Synchronized control is implemented for a five-story building under earthquake loads and its capabilities are investigated for protection of building under earthquake. In this regard, we applied control algorithm in form of synchronized control for structural vibration reduction. Simulation results of modeling indicated that not only the provided control is able to reduce the responses of vibrations for the structure, but also it is even capable of supplying the objectives of synchronized control at the same time. Numerical results for uncontrolled, traditional control and synchronized control coupled with algorithm are presented. It is shown that for El Centro and Bam earthquakes the synchronized control is more efficient to reduce damage to the given structures.