Faculty Advisor

Demetriou, Michael A.

Abstract

The objective of this Major Qualifying Project was to present a proof of concept for the use of non-linear control system. The non-linear, hysteretic actuator used was a Magneto-rheological damper (MRD). The MRD was modeled after literature on an experimental system. A two-story building computer model was developed to test the MRD's response. The results of the system with an ideal controller, a partially developed non-linear control and with the full non-linear control system were compared.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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