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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2016, Article ID 6275307, 17 pages
Review Article

Recent Advances in Bidirectional Modeling and Structural Control

Departamento de Control Automatico, CINVESTAV-IPN, 07360 Mexico City, DF, Mexico

Received 1 July 2015; Revised 22 September 2015; Accepted 29 September 2015

Academic Editor: Chia-Ming Chang

Copyright © 2016 Satyam Paul et al. 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.


This paper provides an overview of building structure modeling and control under bidirectional seismic waves. It focuses on different types of bidirectional control devices, control strategies, and bidirectional sensors used in structural control systems. This paper also highlights the various issues like system identification techniques, the time-delay in the system, estimation of velocity and position from acceleration signals, and optimal placement of the sensors and control devices. The importance of control devices and its applications to minimize bidirectional vibrations has been illustrated. Finally, the applications of structural control systems in real buildings and their performance have been reviewed.