Shock and Vibration

Shock and Vibration / 2013 / Article

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Volume 20 |Article ID 508238 | 15 pages |

Fault Tolerant Vibration-Attenuation Controller Design for Uncertain Linear Structural Systems with Input Time-Delay and Saturation

Received30 Jan 2013
Revised08 Apr 2013
Accepted13 Apr 2013


The problem of fault tolerant vibration-attenuation controller design for uncertain linear structural systems with control input time-delay and saturation is investigated in this paper. The objective of designing controllers is to guarantee the asymptotic stability of closed-loop systems while attenuate disturbance from earthquake excitation. Firstly, based on matrix transformation, the structural system is described as state-space model, which contains actuator fault, input signal time-delay and saturation at the same time. Based on the obtained model, an LMIs-based condition for the system to be stabilizable is deduced. By solving these LMIs, the controller is established for the closed-loop system to be stable with a prescribed level of disturbance attenuation. The condition is also extended to the uncertain case. Finally, an example is included to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed theorems.

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